NevadaState Snapshot for Acute Care

In this comparison, the NHQR quality measures for Nevada for the most recent data year and the baseline year are compared to the average of all States.

Measures Better Than Average in The Recent Year
Measure Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Potentially avoidable hospitalizations for acute conditions per 100,000 population, age 6-17 2013 32.0 Better than Average 2011 27.2 Better than Average
Acute stroke patients for whom IV thrombolytic therapy was initiated at hospital within 3 hours (less than or equal to 180 minutes) of time last known well 2013 80.1 Better than Average
Hospital patients who received influenza vaccination 2013 95.1 Better than Average 2012 89.2 Better than Average
Hospital patients who received pneumococcal immunization 2013 95.1 Better than Average 2012 90.2 Better than Average
Measures That Are Average in The Recent Year
Measure Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Deaths per 1,000 adult hospital admissions with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) 2013 51.3 Average 2011 61.9 Worse than Average
Stroke patients with documentation that they or their caregivers were given educational material addressing activation of emergency medical system, follow-up after discharge, educations prescribed at discharge, risk factors for stroke, warning signs and symptoms of stroke 2013 87.9 Average
Deaths per 1,000 adult hospital admissions with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair 2013 34.1 Average 2011 27.6 Average
Deaths per 1,000 adult hospital admissions with congestive heart failure 2013 18.1 Average 2011 20.5 Average
Deaths per 1,000 adult hospital admissions with pneumonia 2013 24.5 Average 2011 27.9 Average
Stroke patients prescribed statin medication at hospital discharge 2013 95.7 Average
Patients with colon cancer who received surgical resection of colon cancer that included at least 12 lymph nodes pathologically examined 2012 85.3 Average 2004 51.7 Average
Women under age 70 treated for breast cancer with breast-conserving surgery who received radiation therapy to the breast within 1 year of diagnosis 2012 91.9 Average 2004 77.0 Worse than Average
Women with clinical Stage I-IIb breast cancer who received axillary node dissection or sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) at the time of surgery (lumpectomy or mastectomy) 2012 94.5 Average 2004 90.6 Average
People age 12 and over who needed treatment for illicit drug use and who received such treatment at a specialty facility in the last 12 months 2011 17.4 Average
People age 12 and over treated for substance abuse who completed treatment course 2011 39.9 Average 2008 36.2 Average
Hospital patients with heart attack given fibrinolytic medication within 30 minutes of arrival 2007 51.2 Average 2005 40.0 Average
Measures Worse Than Average in The Recent Year
Measure Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Adult hospital patients who sometimes or never had good communication with doctors in the hospital 2014 8.00 Worse than Average 2009 9.10 Worse than Average
Adult hospital patients who sometimes or never had good communication with nurses in the hospital 2014 7.00 Worse than Average 2009 9.50 Worse than Average
Adult hospital patients who sometimes or never had good communication about medications they received in the hospital 2014 12.7 Worse than Average 2009 15.6 Worse than Average
Adult hospital patients who strongly disagree or disagree that they understood how to manage their health after discharge 2014 6.70 Worse than Average
Adult hospital patients who strongly disagree or disagree that staff took their preferences and those of their family and caregiver into account when deciding what the patients discharge health care would be 2014 8.50 Worse than Average
Adult hospital patients who strongly disagree or disagree that they understood the purpose for taking each of their medications after discharge 2014 4.50 Worse than Average
Adult hospital patients who did not receive good communication about discharge information 2014 13.1 Worse than Average 2009 18.1 Worse than Average
Hospital patients with heart failure discharged home with written instructions or educational material 2013 91.8 Worse than Average 2005 41.4 Worse than Average
Avoidable admissions for bacterial pneumonia per 100,000 population age 18 and over 2013 269.8 Worse than Average 2011 284.9 Better than Average
Potentially avoidable hospitalizations for acute conditions per 100,000 population, age 18 and over 2013 530.6 Worse than Average 2011 557.5 Better than Average
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with coronary artery bypass surgery, age 40 and over 2013 24.9 Worse than Average 2011 34.1 Worse than Average
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), age 40 and over 2013 19.8 Worse than Average 2011 19.5 Worse than Average
Stroke patients who received venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis 2013 91.5 Worse than Average
Short-stay nursing home residents with moderate to severe pain 2013 21.6 Worse than Average
People age 12 and over who needed treatment for alcohol problem who received such treatment at a specialty facility in the last 12 months 2011 5.30 Worse than Average