North CarolinaState Snapshot for American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN)

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 Population Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Adults who reported a home health provider asking to see all the prescription and over-the-counter medicines they were taking, when they first started getting home health care AI/AN 2017 89.4 Better than Average 2012 88.9 Better than Average
Adults who reported a home health provider talking with them about how to set up their home so they can move around safely when they first started getting home health care AI/AN 2017 80.7 Better than Average 2012 77.0 Average
Adults who reported being told what care and services they would get when they first started getting home health care AI/AN 2017 92.1 Better than Average 2012 89.1 Average
Measures That Are Average in The Recent Year
Measure Population 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 AI/AN 2017 17.9 Average 2012 20.5 Average
Adults who reported a home health provider talking with them about all the prescription and over-the-counter medicines they were taking when they first started getting home health care AI/AN 2017 86.7 Average 2012 86.9 Average
Adults who reported that home health providers talked with them about the purpose for taking their new or changed prescription medicines in the last 2 months of care AI/AN 2017 29.6 Average 2012 32.1 Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always treated them as gently as possible in the last 2 months of care AI/AN 2017 89.4 Average 2012 90.4 Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always kept them informed about when they would arrive at their home in the last 2 months of care AI/AN 2017 83.2 Average 2012 79.3 Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always explained things in a way that was easy to understand in the last 2 months of care AI/AN 2017 83.2 Average 2012 81.5 Average
Adults home health patients age 18 and over who reported that home health providers talked with them about the side effects of medicines in the last 2 months of care AI/AN 2017 26.6 Average 2012 26.7 Average
Adult hospital patients who sometimes or never had good communication about medications they received in the hospital AI/AN 2017 8.2 Average 2009 10.5 Average
Adults who reported that home health providers talked with them about when to take medicines in the last 2 months of care AI/AN 2017 29.3 Average 2012 29.1 Average
Adults who reported getting the help or advice they needed when they contacted their home health providers in the last 2 months of care AI/AN 2017 29.1 Average 2012 32.3 Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always treated them with courtesy and respect in the last 2 months of care AI/AN 2017 92.7 Average 2012 90.9 Average
Adults who reported that home health providers talk about pain in the last 2 months of care AI/AN 2017 89.7 Average 2012 89.6 Average
Adults who did not have any problem with the care they received from their home health providers in the last 2 months of care AI/AN 2017 91.6 Average 2012 91.6 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 AI/AN 2017 5.9 Average 2014 6.0 Average
Adult hospital patients who did not receive good communication about discharge information AI/AN 2017 9.5 Average 2009 14.5 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 AI/AN 2017 60.3 Average 2012 54.1 Worse than Average
Home health care patients whose surgical wound was improved AI/AN 2016 87.7 Average 2013 89.2 Average
Long-stay nursing home residents with a urinary tract infection AI/AN 2016 4.3 Average 2013 6.2 Average
Home health care patients who had an emergency department visit without a hospitalization AI/AN 2016 4.6 Average 2013 3.7 Average
Long-stay nursing home residents with too much weight loss AI/AN 2016 7.4 Average 2013 12.9 Worse than Average
Home health care patients whose ability to walk or move around improved AI/AN 2016 67.5 Average 2013 57.3 Average
Long-stay nursing home residents whose ability to move independently worsened AI/AN 2016 24.5 Average 2013 18.7 Average
Long-stay nursing home residents whose need for help with daily activities increased AI/AN 2016 18.0 Average 2013 19.4 Average
Home health patients who had improvement in upper body dressing AI/AN 2016 72.6 Average 2013 64.2 Average
Home health care patients whose shortness of breath decreased AI/AN 2016 70.5 Average 2013 57.7 Worse than Average
Short-stay nursing home residents who were assessed for pneumococcal vaccination AI/AN 2016 91.0 Average 2013 86.3 Worse than Average
Short-stay nursing home patients who had flu vaccination appropriately given AI/AN 2016 87.4 Average 2013 85.9 Average
Long-stay nursing home residents who were assessed for pneumococcal vaccination AI/AN 2016 95.7 Average 2013 89.7 Worse than Average
Long-stay nursing home patients who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine AI/AN 2016 90.6 Average 2013 91.9 Average
Measures Worse Than Average in The Recent Year
Measure Population Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Adults who reported that home health providers always listen carefully to them in the last 2 months of care AI/AN 2017 79.3 Worse than Average 2012 82.7 Average
Home health care patients whose management of oral medications improved AI/AN 2016 56.8 Worse than Average 2013 35.4 Worse than Average
High-risk, long-stay nursing home patients with pressure ulcer AI/AN 2016 13.4 Worse than Average 2013 8.0 Average
Home health care patients who had an emergency department visit and then hospitalized AI/AN 2016 24.9 Worse than Average 2013 23.9 Worse than Average
Home health care patients who had to be admitted to the hospital AI/AN 2016 30.2 Worse than Average 2013 30.8 Worse than Average
Short-stay home health patients who had diabetic foot care and patient education AI/AN 2016 95.6 Worse than Average 2013 92.0 Worse than Average
Low-risk, long-stay nursing home residents with loss of control of bowels or bladder AI/AN 2016 48.2 Worse than Average 2013 49.2 Worse than Average
Home health care patients whose bathing improved AI/AN 2016 68.8 Worse than Average 2013 58.8 Worse than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents with moderate to severe pain AI/AN 2016 12.9 Worse than Average 2013 19.9 Worse than Average
Short-stay nursing home residents with moderate to severe pain AI/AN 2016 25.5 Worse than Average 2013 18.6 Average
Home health care patients whose ability to get in and out of bed improved AI/AN 2016 61.2 Worse than Average 2013 55.8 Average
Home health care patients who stayed at home after an episode of home health care AI/AN 2016 67.6 Worse than Average 2013 66.4 Worse than Average
Home health care patients whose pain when moving around decreased AI/AN 2016 65.7 Worse than Average 2013 63.0 Average
Home health patients who had influenza vaccination during flu season AI/AN 2014 65.2 Worse than Average 2013 68.7 Worse than Average
Home health patients who had pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination AI/AN 2014 62.6 Worse than Average 2013 63.8 Worse than Average