TennesseeHispanic Quality Measures Compared to Achievable Benchmarks

The NHQDR quality measures specific to Hispanic are compared to achievable benchmarks, which are derived from the top-performing States. Better performance of a State can mean higher or lower values of a measure, depending on the desired outcome. For example, low values are desirable for measures such as infant mortality, whereas high values are desirable for measures such as preventative screening. The categories of achievement have been standardized across the measure definitions so that:

 
Far away from benchmark - a State's value for a measure has not achieved 50% of the benchmark.
 
Close to benchmark - a State's value for a measure is between 50% and 90% of a benchmark (i.e., worse than the benchmark but has achieved at least half of the benchmark but not as much as 90% of a benchmark).
 
Achieved benchmark or better - a State's value for a measure is no worse than 90% of the benchmark value, the measure has achieved the benchmark. This category also includes the case in which the measure’s value is equal to or better than the benchmark.
Measures That Achieved Benchmark or Better
Measure Population Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Home health care patients whose ability to get in and out of bed improved Hispanic, all races 79.9 72.6 Achieved: 10% better
Home health care patients whose ability to walk or move around improved Hispanic, all races 79.7 74.2 Achieved: 7% better
Home health care patients whose shortness of breath decreased Hispanic, all races 83.5 78.4 Achieved: 7% better
Home health care patients whose management of oral medications improved Hispanic, all races 68.1 66.2 Achieved: 3% better
Home health care patients whose bathing improved Hispanic, all races 79.9 78.2 Achieved: 2% better
Home health patients who had influenza vaccination during flu season Hispanic, all races 94.8 94.1 Achieved: 1% better
Home health care patients whose pain when moving around decreased Hispanic, all races 75.5 75.1 Achieved: 1% better
Adults who received a blood cholesterol measurement in the last 5 years Hispanic, all races 82.2 82.3 0.1%
Home health patients who had improvement in upper body dressing Hispanic, all races 76.1 79.3 4.0%
Home health patients who had improvement in toileting Hispanic, all races 75.2 78.9 4.7%
Home health care patients who stayed at home after an episode of home health care Hispanic, all races 78.5 85.5 8.2%
Measures That Are Close to Benchmark
Measure Population Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Short-stay nursing home residents who were assessed for pneumococcal vaccination Hispanic, all races 80.7 91.4 11.7%
Short-stay nursing home patients who had flu vaccination appropriately given Hispanic, all races 79.8 92.2 13.4%
Home health patients who had pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination Hispanic, all races 77.8 91.0 14.5%
Home health care patients who had an emergency department visit without a hospitalization Hispanic, all races 3.8 2.8 37.1%
Measures That Are Far From Benchmark
Measure Population Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Home health care patients who had to be admitted to the hospital Hispanic, all races 16.7 10.5 59.0%
Home health care patients who had an emergency department visit and then hospitalized Hispanic, all races 15.6 8.9 76.1%
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 managed care Hispanic, all races 18.9 7.2 164.0%
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 managed care Hispanic, all races 21.4 4.9 337.3%
Measures With No Available Benchmark Information
Measure Population Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Short-stay nursing home patients with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened Hispanic, all races