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.

Historically, the State Snapshots have included State-specific estimates for selected AHRQ Quality Indicators (QIs) based on Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) data. The 2018 QDR does not include State-specific QI estimates based on 2016 HCUP data because the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification/Procedure Coding System version of the QI software used did not include risk adjustment. State-specific QIs will be reported in future QDRs when the estimates can be risk adjusted.

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) 12 or higher 2017 97.2 Better than Average Missing
Ratio of observed deaths to expected deaths among Medicare hemodialysis patients 2017 0.9 Better than Average 2000 1.1 Worse than Average
Lung cancer deaths per 100,000 population per year 2016 33.8 Better than Average 2000 53.4 Better than Average
Adult hemodialysis patients who use arteriovenous fistulas as the primary mode of vascular access 2016 65.5 Better than Average 2012 64.4 Better than Average
Dialysis patients who were registered on a waiting list for transplantation 2016 18.6 Better than Average 2000 19.3 Better than Average
People age 12 and over treated for substance abuse who completed treatment course 2016 53.8 Better than Average 2008 57.4 Better than Average
Suicide deaths among persons age 12 and over per 100,000 population 2016 8.7 Better than Average 2008 8.2 Better than Average
Short-stay home health patients who had diabetic foot care and patient education 2016 98.6 Better than Average 2013 98.1 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents have depressive symptoms 2016 1.6 Better than Average 2013 4.6 Better than Average
Stroke patients with 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 2015 96.7 Better than Average 2013 94.8 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 2013 15.3 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
Drug overdose deaths involving natural and semisynthetic opioids per 100,000 resident population 2017 4.6 Average 1999 1.1 Average
Breast cancer deaths per 100,000 female population per year 2016 21.2 Average 2000 31.1 Worse than Average
Colorectal cancer deaths per 100,000 population per year 2016 14.5 Average 2000 23.0 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 2015 90.8 Average 2005 82.2 Worse than Average
Patients with colon cancer who received surgical resection of colon cancer that included at least 12 lymph nodes pathologically examined 2015 90.7 Average 2005 67.1 Better than Average
Stroke patients who received venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis 2015 97.7 Average 2013 94.7 Better than Average
Stroke patients prescribed statin medication at hospital discharge 2015 97.2 Average 2013 95.3 Better than Average
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a flu vaccination in the calendar year 2015 51.3 Average 2013 50.5 Average
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a dilated eye examination in the calendar year 2015 65.1 Average 2013 69.4 Average
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received at least two hemoglobin A1c measurements in the calendar year 2015 69.4 Average 2013 71.1 Average
New HIV cases per 100,000 population age 13 and over 2015 15.4 Average 2008 20.5 Worse than Average
Patients with tuberculosis who completed a curative course of treatment within 1 year of initiation of treatment 2015 90.9 Average 2008 89.0 Better 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 other synthetic opioids (other than methadone) per 100,000 resident population 2017 15.5 Worse than Average 1999 0.3 Average
Drug overdose deaths involving any opioid per 100,000 resident population 2017 22.0 Worse than Average 1999 3.8 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 2016 32.6 Worse than Average 2012 31.8 Average
HIV infection deaths per 100,000 population 2016 2.2 Worse than Average 2000 9.6 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) 2015 92.4 Worse than Average 2005 88.0 Worse than Average
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who had their feet checked for sores or irritation in the calendar year 2015 65.8 Worse than Average 2013 69.7 Average