North CarolinaState Snapshot for Older Adults

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 all the prescription and over-the-counter medicines they were taking when they first started getting home health care Age 65 and over 2017 87.1 Better than Average 2012 86.0 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 Age 65 and over 2017 81.5 Better than Average 2012 81.0 Better than Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always treated them as gently as possible in the last 2 months of care Age 65 and over 2017 91.9 Better than Average 2012 91.9 Better than 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 Age 65 and over 2017 86.2 Better than Average 2012 85.4 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 Age 65 and over 2017 82.4 Better than Average 2012 82.0 Better than Average
Adults who reported that home health providers talk about pain in the last 2 months of care Age 65 and over 2017 91.3 Better than Average 2012 88.5 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 Age 65 and over 2017 80.9 Better than Average 2012 80.2 Better than Average
Adults who reported being told what care and services they would get when they first started getting home health care Age 65 and over 2017 91.9 Better than Average 2012 91.7 Better than Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always treated them with courtesy and respect in the last 2 months of care Age 65 and over 2017 95.0 Better than Average 2012 94.7 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 Age 65 and over 2017 93.6 Better than Average 2012 93.5 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 Age 65 and over 2017 66.5 Better than Average 2012 64.3 Better than Average
Adults age 65 and over who ever received pneumococcal vaccination Total 2015 75.0 Better than Average 2013 72.6 Better than Average
Adults age 65 and over who received an influenza vaccination in the last flu season Total 2015 71.1 Better than Average 2013 71.5 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 listen carefully to them in the last 2 months of care Age 65 and over 2017 83.9 Average 2012 86.6 Better 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 Age 65 and over 2017 16.3 Worse than Average 2012 18.5 Worse than 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 Age 65 and over 2017 30.5 Worse than Average 2012 30.7 Worse than 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 Age 65 and over 2017 23.8 Worse than Average 2012 24.4 Worse than Average
Adults who reported that home health providers talked with them about when to take medicines in the last 2 months of care Age 65 and over 2017 27.8 Worse than Average 2012 28.3 Worse 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 Age 65 and over 2017 21.4 Worse than Average 2012 24.3 Worse than Average