North CarolinaState Snapshot for Mental Health and Substance Abuse

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
Long-stay nursing home residents have depressive symptoms 2016 2.2 Better than Average 2013 4.6 Better than Average
Measures That Are Average in The Recent Year
Measure Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Suicide deaths among persons age 12 and over per 100,000 population 2016 15.7 Average 2008 14.8 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 13.2 Worse than Average 1999 0.3 Average
Drug overdose deaths involving natural and semisynthetic opioids per 100,000 resident population 2017 5.6 Worse than Average 1999 0.6 Better than Average
Drug overdose deaths involving any opioid per 100,000 resident population 2017 19.8 Worse than Average 1999 2.0 Better than Average
People age 12 and over treated for substance abuse who completed treatment course 2016 41.1 Worse than Average 2008 8.7 Worse than Average