North CarolinaState Snapshot for Black

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 talking with them about how to set up their home so they can move around safely when they first started getting home health care Black 2017 81.1 Better than Average 2012 80.2 Better than 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 Black 2017 90.3 Better than Average 2012 88.8 Better than Average
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 Black 2017 90.9 Better than Average 2012 91.0 Better than Average
Adults who reported that home health providers talk about pain in the last 2 months of care Black 2017 90.6 Better than Average 2012 87.7 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 Black 2017 86.3 Better than Average 2012 86.6 Better than 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 Black 2017 83.9 Better than Average 2012 83.8 Better than Average
Adult hospital patients who sometimes or never had good communication about medications they received in the hospital Black 2017 7.7 Better than Average 2009 8.4 Better than Average
Adults who reported being told what care and services they would get when they first started getting home health care Black 2017 92.0 Better than Average 2012 91.9 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 Black 2017 65.3 Better than Average 2012 62.4 Average
Home health care patients whose surgical wound was improved Black 2016 88.5 Better than Average 2013 88.7 Average
Long-stay nursing home patients experiencing one or more falls with major injury Black 2016 0.3 Better than Average 2013 0.3 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents have depressive symptoms Black 2016 1.3 Better than Average 2013 4.7 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents with physical restraints Black 2016 0.2 Better than Average 2013 1.0 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose ability to get in and out of bed improved Black 2016 68.6 Better than Average 2013 53.1 Worse than Average
Home health care patients whose ability to walk or move around improved Black 2016 71.0 Better than Average 2013 57.8 Worse than Average
Home health patients who had improvement in upper body dressing Black 2016 73.5 Better than Average 2013 65.3 Worse than Average
Home health care patients whose pain when moving around decreased Black 2016 74.3 Better than Average 2013 65.4 Average
Home health care patients whose shortness of breath decreased Black 2016 76.1 Better than Average 2013 66.3 Better than Average
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a dilated eye examination in the calendar year Black 2015 75.4 Better than Average 2013 71.6 Average
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who had their feet checked for sores or irritation in the calendar year Black 2015 84.9 Better than Average 2013 83.2 Better than Average
Adults who received a blood cholesterol measurement in the last 5 years Black 2015 81.6 Better than Average 2013 79.9 Better than 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 that home health providers always treated them as gently as possible in the last 2 months of care Black 2017 90.4 Average 2012 90.8 Better than Average
Adults who reported that home health providers talked with them about when to take medicines in the last 2 months of care Black 2017 28.8 Average 2012 29.7 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 Black 2017 24.3 Average 2012 25.4 Average
Adult hospital patients who did not receive good communication about discharge information Black 2017 10.1 Average 2009 13.5 Better than 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 Black 2017 24.8 Average 2012 29.5 Better than 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 Black 2017 92.2 Average 2012 92.8 Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always treated them with courtesy and respect in the last 2 months of care Black 2017 93.7 Average 2012 94.1 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 Black 2017 5.8 Average 2014 5.8 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 Black 2017 14.0 Average Missing
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 Black 2017 14.0 Average Missing
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months and needed care, tests, or treatment who sometimes or never found it easy to get the care, tests, or treatment, Medicare fee-for-service Black 2017 12.9 Average Missing
Adults who needed to see a specialist in the last 12 months who sometimes or never found it easy to see a specialist, Medicare fee-for-service Black 2017 13.2 Average Missing
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 Black 2017 11.5 Average Missing
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never showed respect for what they had to say, Medicare fee-for-service Black 2017 5.0 Average Missing
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never explained things in a way they could understand, Medicare fee-for-service Black 2017 5.8 Average Missing
Rating of health care 0-6 on a scale from 0 (worst grade) to 10 (best grade) by adults who had a doctor´s office or clinic visit in the last 12 months, Medicare fee-for-service Black 2017 14.0 Average Missing
Adults who had a doctor´s office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never spent enough time with them, Medicare fee-for-service Black 2017 7.5 Average Missing
Adults who had a doctor´s office or clinic visit in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got advice to quit smoking from provider, Medicare fee-for-service Black 2017 32.0 Average Missing
Home health care patients whose management of oral medications improved Black 2016 62.2 Average 2013 45.2 Worse than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents with a urinary tract infection Black 2016 3.1 Average 2013 4.8 Better than Average
Low-risk, long-stay nursing home residents with a catheter inserted and left in the bladder Black 2016 3.7 Average 2013 5.0 Worse than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents with moderate to severe pain Black 2016 7.2 Average 2013 9.7 Average
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received at least two hemoglobin A1c measurements in the calendar year Black 2015 74.0 Average 2013 71.0 Average
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a flu vaccination in the calendar year Black 2015 57.5 Average 2013 61.8 Better than Average
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who received an influenza vaccination in the last flu season Black 2015 37.0 Average 2013 48.0 Better than Average
Adults age 65 and over who received an influenza vaccination in the last flu season Black 2015 62.7 Average 2013 59.2 Average
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who ever received pneumococcal vaccination Black 2015 39.1 Average 2013 39.5 Average
Home health patients who had influenza vaccination during flu season Black 2014 75.9 Average 2013 73.2 Worse than 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 getting the help or advice they needed the same day they contacted their home health providers Black 2017 16.9 Worse than Average 2012 20.5 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 Black 2017 29.7 Worse than Average 2012 31.2 Worse than Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always listen carefully to them in the last 2 months of care Black 2017 82.6 Worse than Average 2012 87.6 Better than Average
Short-stay nursing home patients with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened Black 2016 0.7 Worse than Average 2013 1.0 Worse than Average
High-risk, long-stay nursing home patients with pressure ulcer Black 2016 9.6 Worse than Average 2013 8.5 Worse than Average
Home health care patients who had to be admitted to the hospital Black 2016 27.2 Worse than Average 2013 27.2 Worse than Average
Home health care patients who had an emergency department visit without a hospitalization Black 2016 4.7 Worse than Average 2013 4.8 Worse than Average
Home health care patients who had an emergency department visit and then hospitalized Black 2016 21.9 Worse than Average 2013 19.7 Worse than Average
Short-stay home health patients who had diabetic foot care and patient education Black 2016 96.0 Worse than Average 2013 94.6 Worse than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents whose ability to move independently worsened Black 2016 27.5 Worse than Average 2013 24.4 Worse than Average
Low-risk, long-stay nursing home residents with loss of control of bowels or bladder Black 2016 57.0 Worse than Average 2013 57.0 Worse than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents with too much weight loss Black 2016 7.6 Worse than Average 2013 7.6 Worse than Average
Short-stay nursing home residents with moderate to severe pain Black 2016 14.1 Worse than Average 2013 19.3 Worse than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents whose need for help with daily activities increased Black 2016 18.7 Worse than Average 2013 20.5 Worse than Average
Home health care patients whose bathing improved Black 2016 71.3 Worse than Average 2013 60.2 Worse than Average
Home health care patients who stayed at home after an episode of home health care Black 2016 69.5 Worse than Average 2013 69.8 Worse than Average
Short-stay nursing home patients who had flu vaccination appropriately given Black 2016 75.3 Worse than Average 2013 77.3 Worse than Average
Short-stay nursing home residents who were assessed for pneumococcal vaccination Black 2016 81.6 Worse than Average 2013 83.7 Worse than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents who were assessed for pneumococcal vaccination Black 2016 90.0 Worse than Average 2013 92.5 Worse than Average
Long-stay nursing home patients who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine Black 2016 84.4 Worse than Average 2013 82.1 Worse than Average
Adults age 65 and over who ever received pneumococcal vaccination Black 2015 62.6 Worse than Average 2013 64.3 Average
Home health patients who had pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination Black 2014 72.0 Worse than Average 2013 68.7 Worse than Average