New JerseyState Snapshot

In this comparison, the NHQDR measures for New Jersey for the most recent data year and the baseline year are compared to the average of all States.

Due to changes in methodology, including a transition from International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) to Tenth Revision (ICD-10) codes and updates to the Quality Indicators software, the current measure set does not contain AHRQ Quality Indicator measure results based on Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) data. These changes to the measure set had a significant impact on overall meter scores, so they are not provided at this time. When data become available, State scores will again be included.

Measures Better Than Average in The Recent Year
Measure Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Adults who reported a home health provider talking with them about all the prescription and over-the-counter medicines they were taking when they first started getting home health care 2018 86.2 Better than Average 2012 84.3 Average
Adults who reported a home health provider asking to see all the prescription and over-the-counter medicines they were taking, when they first started getting home health care 2018 79.8 Better than Average 2012 79.1 Average
Adults who reported being told what care and services they would get when they first started getting home health care 2018 90.1 Better than Average 2012 88.8 Better than Average
Adult hemodialysis patients with adequate dialysis - (Kt/V) 1.2 or higher 2018 97.7 Better than Average 2015 95.2 Better than Average
Ratio of observed deaths to expected deaths among hemodialysis patients 2018 0.9 Better than Average 2000 1.1 Worse than Average
Hemodialysis patients whose hemoglobin level is less than 10 g/dL 2018 20.4 Better than Average 2015 21.2 Worse than Average
Home health care patients whose surgical wound was improved 2017 93.9 Better than Average 2013 90.2 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose management of oral medications improved 2017 72.0 Better than Average 2013 60.9 Better than Average
Low-risk, long-stay nursing home residents with a catheter inserted and left in the bladder 2017 2.4 Better than Average 2013 3.0 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents with a urinary tract infection 2017 1.3 Better than Average 2013 3.8 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home patients experiencing one or more falls with major injury 2017 0.5 Better than Average 2013 0.4 Better than Average
Short-stay nursing home patients with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened 2017 0.3 Better than Average 2013 0.7 Average
Home health care patients who had an emergency department visit and then hospitalized 2017 10.9 Better than Average 2013 10.1 Better than Average
Home health care patients who had an emergency department visit without a hospitalization 2017 3.0 Better than Average 2013 2.5 Better than Average
Home health care patients who had to be admitted to the hospital 2017 12.2 Better than Average 2013 12.9 Better than Average
Lung cancer deaths per 100,000 population per year 2017 31.5 Better than Average 2000 53.4 Better than Average
Short-stay nursing home residents with moderate to severe pain 2017 5.2 Better than Average 2013 11.1 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose shortness of breath decreased 2017 82.4 Better than Average 2013 71.9 Better than Average
Home health care patients who stayed at home after an episode of home health care 2017 84.6 Better than Average 2013 84.1 Better than Average
Home health patients who had improvement in upper body dressing 2017 78.4 Better than Average 2013 72.3 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose pain when moving around decreased 2017 81.5 Better than Average 2013 71.0 Better than Average
Adults who received a blood cholesterol measurement in the last 5 years 2017 90.0 Better than Average 2013 79.0 Better than Average
Hospital patients who received influenza vaccination 2017 95.2 Better than Average Missing
Adolescents ages 13-15 who received 1 or more doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine 2017 94.3 Better than Average 2008 64.3 Better than Average
Adolescents ages 16-17 who received 1 or more doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine 2017 92.0 Better than Average 2008 55.4 Better than Average
Adolescents ages 16-17 who received 1 or more doses of tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) since the age of ten years 2017 94.0 Better than Average 2008 36.6 Average
Long-stay nursing home patients who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine 2017 94.8 Better than Average 2013 93.1 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents who were assessed for pneumococcal vaccination 2017 94.9 Better than Average 2013 95.5 Better than Average
Short-stay nursing home patients who had flu vaccination appropriately given 2017 92.9 Better than Average 2013 89.4 Better than Average
Short-stay nursing home residents who were assessed for pneumococcal vaccination 2017 91.7 Better than Average 2013 89.7 Better than Average
Home health patients who had influenza vaccination during flu season 2017 96.9 Better than Average 2013 71.1 Worse than Average
Dialysis patients who were registered on a waiting list for transplantation 2017 18.3 Better than Average 2000 19.3 Better than Average
Suicide deaths among persons age 12 and over per 100,000 population 2017 10.1 Better than Average 2008 8.2 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents have depressive symptoms 2017 1.3 Better than Average 2013 4.4 Better than Average
People age 12 and over treated for substance abuse who completed treatment course 2017 54.1 Better than Average 2008 57.4 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose ability to walk or move around improved 2017 79.4 Better than Average 2013 69.5 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose ability to get in and out of bed improved 2017 79.9 Better than Average 2013 62.6 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose bathing improved 2017 80.6 Better than Average 2013 71.5 Better than Average
Home health patients who had improvement in toileting 2017 75.8 Better than Average 2013 72.2 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents whose need for help with daily activities increased 2017 16.6 Better than Average 2013 23.9 Worse than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents whose ability to move independently worsened 2017 17.8 Better than Average 2013 22.9 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents with moderate to severe pain 2017 2.1 Better than Average 2013 5.0 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents with too much weight loss 2017 4.9 Better than Average 2013 5.4 Average
Low-risk, long-stay nursing home residents with loss of control of bowels or bladder 2017 57.1 Better than Average 2013 53.2 Better than Average
Patients with tuberculosis who completed a curative course of treatment within 1 year of initiation of treatment 2016 93.8 Better than Average 2008 89.0 Better than Average
Persons age 13 and over living with HIV who know their serostatus 2015 90.3 Better than Average 2010 90.1 Better than Average
Patients with treated chronic kidney failure who received a transplant within 3 years of date of renal failure 2014 14.6 Better than Average 2000 16.8 Worse than Average
Measures That Are Average in The Recent Year
Measure Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Adults who reported that home health providers always kept them informed about when they would arrive at their home in the last 2 months of care 2018 79.1 Average 2012 78.7 Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always explained things in a way that was easy to understand in the last 2 months of care 2018 83.1 Average 2012 81.8 Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always listen carefully to them in the last 2 months of care 2018 84.0 Average 2012 83.5 Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always treated them with courtesy and respect in the last 2 months of care 2018 93.3 Average 2012 93.3 Average
Adults who reported getting the help or advice they needed when they contacted their home health providers in the last 2 months of care 2018 24.0 Average 2012 27.7 Average
Hospice patients whose hospice care team always communicated well with their family caregivers about taking care them 2018 79.5 Average 2015 78.5 Worse than Average
Hospice patients and family caregivers who always got help as soon as they need from hospice care team 2018 76.7 Average 2015 75.1 Worse than Average
Hospice patients who always received enough helps for pain, sadness, breathing, or constipations from hospice care team 2018 75.0 Average 2015 74.3 Average
Family members who definitely received trainings about taking care their family member from hospice care team 2018 73.5 Average 2015 73.1 Average
Adults who had an appointment for routine health care in the last 6 or 12 months who sometimes or never got an appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, Medicare managed care 2018 12.2 Average 2010 14.4 Average
Adults who had an appointment for routine health care in the last 6 or 12 months who sometimes or never got an appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, Medicare fee-for-service 2018 11.3 Average 2010 10.6 Average
Adults who needed care right away for an illness, injury, or condition in the last 6 or 12 months who sometimes or never got care as soon as wanted, Medicare managed care 2018 8.8 Average 2010 12.4 Average
Adults who needed care right away for an illness, injury, or condition in the last 6 or 12 months who sometimes or never got care as soon as wanted, Medicare fee-for-service 2018 10.4 Average 2010 9.2 Average
Adults who needed to see a specialist in the last 6 or 12 months who sometimes or never found it easy to see a specialist, Medicare managed care 2018 11.2 Average 2010 9.3 Average
Adults who needed to see a specialist in the last 6 or 12 months who sometimes or never found it easy to see a specialist, Medicare fee-for-service 2018 11.3 Average 2010 8.3 Average
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months and needed care, tests, or treatment who sometimes or never found it easy to get the care, tests, or treatment, Medicare managed care 2018 10.8 Average 2011 9.5 Worse than Average
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months and needed care, tests, or treatment who sometimes or never found it easy to get the care, tests, or treatment, Medicare fee-for-service 2018 8.3 Average 2011 4.8 Average
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 6 or 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never listened carefully to them, Medicare managed care 2018 7.6 Average 2010 4.9 Average
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 6 or 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never listened carefully to them, Medicare fee-for-service 2018 3.9 Average 2010 3.8 Average
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 6 or 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never explained things in a way they could understand, Medicare managed care 2018 6.1 Average 2010 6.6 Average
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 6 or 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never explained things in a way they could understand, Medicare fee-for-service 2018 5.1 Average 2010 5.0 Average
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 6 or 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never showed respect for what they had to say, Medicare managed care 2018 3.7 Average 2010 4.1 Average
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 6 or 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never showed respect for what they had to say, Medicare fee-for-service 2018 3.3 Average 2010 3.0 Average
People age 12 and over with opioid (either prescription opioid or heroin) use disorder in the past year 2018 1.1 Average Missing
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 6 or 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never spent enough time with them, Medicare managed care 2018 6.9 Average 2010 8.3 Average
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 6 or 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never spent enough time with them, Medicare fee-for-service 2018 6.1 Average 2010 5.7 Average
Rating of health care 0-6 on a scale from 0 (worst grade) to 10 (best grade) by adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months, Medicare fee-for-service 2018 13.4 Average 2010 10.5 Average
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 6 or 12 months who sometimes or never got advice to quit smoking from provider, Medicare managed care 2018 43.5 Average 2010 47.1 Average
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 6 or 12 months who sometimes or never got advice to quit smoking from provider, Medicare fee-for-service 2018 39.9 Average 2010 43.6 Average
High-risk, long-stay nursing home patients with pressure ulcer 2017 4.8 Average 2013 6.7 Worse than Average
Breast cancer deaths per 100,000 female population per year 2017 19.9 Average 2000 31.1 Worse than Average
Colorectal cancer deaths per 100,000 population per year 2017 13.4 Average 2000 23.0 Worse than Average
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who received an influenza vaccination in the last flu season 2017 41.8 Average 2013 35.4 Average
Adults age 65 and over who received an influenza vaccination in the last flu season 2017 63.8 Average 2013 57.5 Worse than Average
Children ages 19-35 months who received 4 or more doses of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine 2017 82.8 Average 2000 82.1 Average
Children ages 19-35 months who received 3 or more doses of polio vaccine 2017 92.5 Average 2000 87.7 Average
Children ages 19-35 months who received 1 or more doses of measles-mumps-rubella vaccine 2017 89.0 Average 2000 88.5 Average
Children ages 19-35 months who received 3 or more doses of hepatitis B vaccine 2017 91.2 Average 2000 89.1 Average
Children ages 19-35 months who received 1 or more doses of varicella vaccine 2017 90.8 Average 2000 67.8 Average
Adolescents ages 13-15 who received 1 or more doses of tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) since the age of ten years 2017 87.0 Average 2008 47.7 Average
Adult hemodialysis patients who use arteriovenous fistulas as the primary mode of vascular access 2017 66.3 Average 2012 64.4 Better than Average
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received at least two hemoglobin A1c measurements in the calendar year 2017 75.5 Average 2013 71.1 Average
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a dilated eye examination in the calendar year 2017 71.7 Average 2013 69.4 Average
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a flu vaccination in the calendar year 2017 52.0 Average 2013 50.5 Average
Hospital inpatient stays involving opioid-related diagnoses per 100,000 population 2017 351.4 Average 2005 232.9 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) 2016 93.9 Average 2005 87.9 Worse than 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 2016 92.6 Average 2005 79.4 Worse than Average
Patients with colon cancer who received surgical resection of colon cancer that included at least 12 lymph nodes pathologically examined 2016 92.6 Average 2005 67.2 Better than Average
Women ages 50-74 who received a mammogram in the last 2 years 2016 80.4 Average 2014 78.4 Average
Breast cancer diagnosed at advanced stage (regional, distant stage, or local stage with tumor greater than 2 cm) per 100,000 women age 40 and over 2016 89.4 Average 2004 102.7 Worse than Average
Women ages 21-65 who received a Pap smear in the last 3 years 2016 81.9 Average 2014 83.7 Average
Cervical cancer diagnosed at advanced stage (all invasive tumors) per 100,000 women age 20 and over 2016 10.4 Average 2004 13.4 Worse than Average
New HIV cases per 100,000 population age 13 and over 2016 15.3 Average 2008 20.4 Worse than Average
Infants born in the calendar year who received breastfeeding exclusively through 3 months 2016 43.7 Average Missing
Measures Worse Than Average in The Recent Year
Measure Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Adults who reported getting the help or advice they needed the same day they contacted their home health providers 2018 16.8 Worse than Average 2012 19.7 Worse than Average
Adults who reported a home health provider talking with them about how to set up their home so they can move around safely when they first started getting home health care 2018 75.5 Worse than Average 2012 71.7 Worse than Average
Adults who reported that home health providers talked with them about the purpose for taking their new or changed prescription medicines in the last 2 months of care 2018 27.0 Worse than Average 2012 28.9 Worse than Average
Adults who reported that home health providers talked with them about when to take medicines in the last 2 months of care 2018 24.7 Worse than Average 2012 26.5 Worse than Average
Adults home health patients age 18 and over who reported that home health providers talked with them about the side effects of medicines in the last 2 months of care 2018 20.1 Worse than Average 2012 22.4 Worse than Average
Adult hospital patients who sometimes or never had good communication about medications they received in the hospital 2018 11.8 Worse than Average 2009 14.2 Worse than Average
Adults who reported that home health providers talk about pain in the last 2 months of care 2018 86.7 Worse than Average 2012 83.9 Worse than Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always treated them as gently as possible in the last 2 months of care 2018 89.2 Worse than Average 2012 89.7 Average
Adults who did not have any problem with the care they received from their home health providers in the last 2 months of care 2018 92.0 Worse than Average 2012 92.1 Worse than Average
Hospice patients whose hospice care team always treated them with dignity and respect, and really cared about them 2018 89.0 Worse than Average 2015 88.4 Worse than Average
Family caregivers who received right amount of emotional and spiritual supports from hospice care team 2018 88.5 Worse than Average 2015 87.3 Worse than Average
Family caregivers who rated the hospice care for their family member best (9-10) on a scale of 0-10 (where 0 is the worst and 10 is the best) 2018 78.7 Worse than Average 2015 77.5 Worse than Average
Family caregivers who would definitely recommend this hospice to their friends and family 2018 82.7 Worse than Average 2015 81.2 Worse than Average
Adult hospital patients who did not receive good communication about discharge information 2018 12.6 Worse than Average 2009 18.3 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 2018 6.8 Worse than Average 2014 6.9 Worse than Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always seem informed and up-to-date about all the cares or treatments they got at home in the last 2 months of care 2018 61.2 Worse than Average 2012 60.1 Worse than Average
Drug overdose deaths involving any opioid per 100,000 resident population 2018 29.7 Worse than Average 1999 3.8 Worse than Average
Drug overdose deaths involving natural and semisynthetic opioids per 100,000 resident population 2018 4.6 Worse than Average 1999 1.1 Average
Drug overdose deaths involving other synthetic opioids (other than methadone) per 100,000 resident population 2018 25.7 Worse than Average 1999 0.3 Average
Rating of health care 0-6 on a scale from 0 (worst grade) to 10 (best grade) by adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months, Medicare managed care 2018 14.5 Worse than Average 2010 18.0 Worse than Average
Adult end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients who saw a nephrologist at least 12 months prior to initiation of renal replacement therapy 2017 33.0 Worse than Average 2012 31.8 Average
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who ever received pneumococcal vaccination 2017 33.6 Worse than Average 2013 30.5 Worse than Average
Adults age 65 and over who ever received pneumococcal vaccination 2017 72.2 Worse than Average 2013 62.4 Worse than Average
Home health patients who had pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination 2017 83.1 Worse than Average 2015 81.2 Worse than Average
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who had their feet checked for sores or irritation in the calendar year 2017 66.9 Worse than Average 2013 69.7 Average
HIV infection deaths per 100,000 population 2017 1.8 Worse than Average 2000 9.6 Worse than Average
Emergency department visits involving opioid-related diagnoses per 100,000 population 2017 386.2 Worse than Average 2005 109.4 Average
Long-stay nursing home residents with physical restraints 2017 0.6 Worse than Average 2013 2.0 Worse than Average
Colorectal cancer diagnosed at advanced stage (tumors diagnosed at regional or distant stage) per 100,000 population age 50 and over 2016 73.4 Worse than Average 2004 95.6 Worse than Average