NevadaUninsured Quality Measures Compared to Achievable Benchmarks

The NHQR quality measures specific to Uninsured are compared to achievable benchmarks, which are derived from the top-performing States. Better performance of a State can mean higher or lower values of a measure, depending on the desired outcome. For example, low values are desirable for measures such as infant mortality, whereas high values are desirable for measures such as preventative screening. The categories of achievement have been standardized across the measure definitions so that:

 
Far away from benchmark - a State's value for a measure has not achieved 50% of the benchmark.
 
Close to benchmark - a State's value for a measure is between 50% and 90% of a benchmark (i.e., worse than the benchmark but has achieved at least half of the benchmark but not as much as 90% of a benchmark).
 
Achieved benchmark or better - a State's the value for a measure is no worse than 90% of the benchmark value, the measure has achieved the benchmark. This category also includes the case in which the measure’s value is equal to or better than the benchmark.
Measures That Are Far From Benchmark
Measure Population Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Obstetric trauma per 1,000 vaginal deliveries without instrument assistance Uninsured 22.8 14.1 61%
Deaths per 1,000 adult hospital admissions with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) Uninsured 114.0 35.5 221%
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), adults age 40 and over Uninsured 49.2 11.4 332%
Measures With No Available Benchmark Information
Measure Population Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Deaths per 1,000 elective-surgery admissions having developed specified complications of care during hospitalization, adults ages 18-89 or obstetric admissions Uninsured 225.8