NevadaHigh Income Quality Measures Compared to Achievable Benchmarks

The NHQR quality measures specific to High Income 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 Achieved Benchmark or Better
Measure Population Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Hospital admissions for asthma per 100,000 population, adults ages 18-39 High 12.3 20.4 Achieved: 40% better
Hospital admissions for lower extremity amputations per 1,000 population, adults age 18 and over with diabetes High 8.00 9.03 Achieved: 11% better
Hospital admissions for long-term complications of diabetes per 100,000 population, adults High 48.9 54.8 Achieved: 11% better
Hospital admissions for immunization-preventable influenza per 100,000 population, adults age 65 and over High 127.6 142.8 Achieved: 11% better
Women ages 21-65 who received a Pap smear in the last 3 years High 91.5 86.9 Achieved: 5% better
Hospital admissions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or asthma per 100,000 population, adults age 40 and over High 206.2 216.7 Achieved: 5% better
Hospital admissions for short-term complications of diabetes per 100,000 population, adults High 60.6 56.8 7%
Women ages 50-74 who received a mammogram in the last 2 years High 79.3 85.2 7%
Hospital admissions for congestive heart failure per 100,000 population High 218.5 202.0 8%
Measures That Are Close to Benchmark
Measure Population Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Obstetric trauma per 1,000 instrument-assisted deliveries High 113.4 94.3 20%
Deaths per 1,000 adult hospital admissions with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) High 42.8 35.5 21%
Hospital inpatient stays involving opioid-related diagnoses per 100,000 population High 121.0 99.4 22%
Obstetric trauma per 1,000 vaginal deliveries without instrument assistance High 18.3 14.1 29%
Hospital admissions for angina per 100,000 population, adults age 18 and over High 6.73 4.90 37%
Measures That Are Far From Benchmark
Measure Population Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Hospital admissions for bacterial pneumonia per 100,000 population, adults age 18 and over High 245.8 161.5 52%
Hospital admissions for hypertension per 100,000 population, adults age 18 and over High 34.2 20.4 68%
Hospital admissions for short-term complications of diabetes per 100,000 population, children ages 6-17 High 24.9 13.6 83%
Sepsis diagnoses per 1,000 elective-surgery admissions of length 4 or more days, adults High 20.8 10.4 100%
Hospital admissions for asthma per 100,000 population, children ages 2-17 High 78.4 38.1 106%
Emergency department visits involving opioid-related diagnoses per 100,000 population High 164.4 59.2 178%
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 High 108.9
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received at least two hemoglobin A1c measurements in the calendar year High 70.3
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a flu vaccination in the calendar year High 40.3
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who had their feet checked for sores or irritation in the calendar year High 66.9
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a dilated eye examination in the calendar year High 80.7
Adults age 65 and over who received an influenza vaccination in the last 12 months High 69.4
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who received an influenza vaccination in the last 12 months High 38.4
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who ever received pneumococcal vaccination High 34.0
Adults age 65 and over who ever received pneumococcal vaccination High 73.2
People who needed to see a doctor but could not because of cost in the past 12 months High 6.90