North CarolinaState Snapshot for Hospital

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 sometimes or never had good communication about medications they received in the hospital 2017 9.5 Better than Average 2009 10.4 Better than Average
Adult hospital patients who did not receive good communication about discharge information 2017 10.2 Better than Average 2009 14.2 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 an emergency department visit and then hospitalized 2016 18.8 Better than Average 2013 17.0 Better than Average
Hospital patients who received influenza vaccination 2016 95.3 Better than Average 2012 90.5 Better than Average
Stroke patients who received venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis 2015 98.2 Better than Average 2013 96.1 Better than Average
Stroke patients prescribed statin medication at hospital discharge 2015 98.0 Better than Average 2013 94.9 Better than Average
Stroke patients with educational material addressing activation of emergency medical system, follow-up after discharge, educations prescribed at discharge, risk factors for stroke, warning signs and symptoms of stroke 2015 96.1 Better than Average 2013 89.1 Average
Hospital patients who received pneumococcal immunization 2015 95.0 Better than Average 2012 92.0 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 care patients whose surgical wound was improved 2016 90.0 Average 2013 89.2 Worse than Average
Women with clinical Stage I-IIb breast cancer who received axillary node dissection or sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) at the time of surgery (lumpectomy or mastectomy) 2015 94.4 Average 2005 90.5 Average
Women under age 70 treated for breast cancer with breast-conserving surgery who received radiation therapy to the breast within 1 year of diagnosis 2015 92.4 Average 2005 90.0 Better than Average
Patients with colon cancer who received surgical resection of colon cancer that included at least 12 lymph nodes pathologically examined 2015 92.0 Average 2005 63.1 Better than Average