New JerseyState Snapshot for Ambulatory

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
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
Dialysis patients who were registered on a waiting list for transplantation 2017 18.3 Better than Average 2000 19.3 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
Adults who received a blood cholesterol measurement in the last 5 years 2017 90.0 Better than Average 2013 79.0 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
Measures Worse Than Average in The Recent Year
Measure Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
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
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
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
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