New JerseyState Snapshot for Effective Treatment

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
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
Lung cancer deaths per 100,000 population per year 2017 31.5 Better than Average 2000 53.4 Better 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
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
People age 12 and over with opioid (either prescription opioid or heroin) use disorder in the past year 2018 1.1 Average Missing
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
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
New HIV cases per 100,000 population age 13 and over 2016 15.3 Average 2008 20.4 Worse than Average
Measures Worse Than Average in The Recent Year
Measure Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
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
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 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