New JerseyNative Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (NHPI) Quality Measures Compared to Achievable Benchmarks

The NHQDR quality measures specific to Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (NHPI) 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 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
Home health care patients who had to be admitted to the hospital NHPI 11.5 17.7 Achieved: 35% better
Home health care patients who had an emergency department visit and then hospitalized NHPI 9.2 13.5 Achieved: 32% better
Home health care patients who stayed at home after an episode of home health care NHPI 87.4 77.5 Achieved: 13% better
Home health care patients whose ability to walk or move around improved NHPI 77.8 71.5 Achieved: 9% better
Home health care patients whose pain when moving around decreased NHPI 79.3 73.8 Achieved: 8% better
Home health care patients whose ability to get in and out of bed improved NHPI 74.5 70.3 Achieved: 6% better
Home health care patients whose shortness of breath decreased NHPI 81.6 77.0 Achieved: 6% better
Home health care patients whose management of oral medications improved NHPI 68.8 66.0 Achieved: 4% better
Adult hospital patients who sometimes or never had good communication about medications they received in the hospital NHPI 7.5 7.8 Achieved: 3% better
Home health care patients whose bathing improved NHPI 76.6 75.4 Achieved: 2% better
Adults who received a blood cholesterol measurement in the last 5 years NHPI 83.2 82.3 Achieved: 1% better
Home health patients who had improvement in upper body dressing NHPI 76.5 77.4 1.1%
Short-stay nursing home residents who were assessed for pneumococcal vaccination NHPI 92.4 95.3 3.0%
Measures That Are Close to Benchmark
Measure Population Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Home health patients who had influenza vaccination during flu season NHPI 73.0 84.8 13.9%
Home health patients who had pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination NHPI 71.6 86.1 16.9%
Measures That Are Far From Benchmark
Measure Population Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Adult hospital patients who did not receive good communication about discharge information NHPI 14.1 7.7 82.6%
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 NHPI 10.5 3.2 224.1%
Measures With No Available Benchmark Information or Supplemental Measures
Measure Population Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Short-stay home health patients who had drug education on all medications NHPI 98.2
Composite measure: Adults ages 50-75 who received any type of colorectal cancer screening NHPI 56.5
People who needed to see a doctor but could not because of cost in the past 12 months NHPI 5.5
Adult hospital patients who strongly agree that they understood the purpose for taking each of their medications after discharge NHPI 47.7
Adult hospital patients who strongly agree that they understood how to manage their health after discharge NHPI 47.1
Adult hospital patients who always had good communication with nurses in the hospital NHPI 74.1
Adult hospital patients who always had good communication with doctors in the hospital NHPI 81.5