North CarolinaState Snapshot for Cardiovascular Disease

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
Stroke patients who received venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis 2015 98.2 Better than Average 2013 96.1 Better than Average
Stroke patients prescribed statin medication at hospital discharge 2015 98.0 Better than Average 2013 94.9 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 96.1 Better than Average 2013 89.1 Average