New JerseyState Snapshot for Patient Safety

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
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
Measures That Are Average in The Recent Year
Measure Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
High-risk, long-stay nursing home patients with pressure ulcer 2017 4.8 Average 2013 6.7 Worse than Average
Measures Worse 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 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