North CarolinaState Snapshot for Care Coordination

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
Adult hospital patients who did not receive good communication about discharge information 2017 10.2 Better than Average 2009 14.2 Better than Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always seem informed and up-to-date about all the cares or treatments they got at home in the last 2 months of care 2017 66.5 Better than Average 2012 64.3 Better than Average
Adult hospital patients who strongly disagree or disagree that staff took their preferences and those of their family and caregiver into account when deciding what the patients discharge health care would be 2017 5.3 Better than Average 2014 5.3 Average
Home health care patients who had to be admitted to the hospital 2016 23.1 Better than Average 2013 22.9 Better than Average
Home health care patients who had an emergency department visit and then hospitalized 2016 18.8 Better than Average 2013 17.0 Better than Average
Measures That Are Average in The Recent Year
Measure Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Home health patients who had timely initiation of care 2016 93.3 Average 2013 90.1 Worse than Average
Measures Worse Than Average in The Recent Year
Measure Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Home health care patients who had an emergency department visit without a hospitalization 2016 4.4 Worse than Average 2013 4.2 Worse than Average