North CarolinaState Snapshot for Structural Access

In this comparison, the NHQDR measures for North Carolina 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
Adults who needed care right away for an illness, injury, or condition in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got care as soon as wanted, Medicare managed care 2017 5.8 Better than Average 2010 9.7 Average
Measures That Are Average in The Recent Year
Measure Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Adults who had an appointment for routine health care in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got an appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, Medicare fee-for-service 2017 9.1 Average 2010 10.1 Average
Adults who had an appointment for routine health care in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got an appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, Medicare managed care 2017 9.8 Average 2010 11.9 Average
Adults who needed care right away for an illness, injury, or condition in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got care as soon as wanted, Medicare fee-for-service 2017 7.5 Average 2010 8.7 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 getting the help or advice they needed the same day they contacted their home health providers 2017 17.0 Worse than Average 2012 20.0 Worse than Average