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WisconsinNon-Hispanic White Quality Measures Compared to Achievable Benchmarks

The NHQDR quality measures specific to Non-Hispanic White 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
Long-stay nursing home residents with physical restraints Non-Hispanic, White 0.2 0.3 Achieved: 41% better
Adults who needed care right away for an illness, injury, or condition in the last 6 or 12 months who sometimes or never got care as soon as wanted, Medicare managed care Non-Hispanic, White 3.2 4.3 Achieved: 25% better
Long-stay nursing home residents with a urinary tract infection Non-Hispanic, White 2.4 2.8 Achieved: 16% better
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 6 or 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never listened carefully to them, Medicare fee-for-service Non-Hispanic, White 2.7 3.2 Achieved: 13% better
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who ever received pneumococcal vaccination Non-Hispanic, White 49.9 44.8 Achieved: 11% better
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 6 or 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never spent enough time with them, Medicare fee-for-service Non-Hispanic, White 3.4 3.8 Achieved: 11% better
Adults who had an appointment for routine health care in the last 6 or 12 months who sometimes or never got an appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, Medicare fee-for-service Non-Hispanic, White 8.7 9.5 Achieved: 9% better
Adults who had an appointment for routine health care in the last 6 or 12 months who sometimes or never got an appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, Medicare managed care Non-Hispanic, White 7.7 8.2 Achieved: 7% better
Home health care patients whose ability to get in and out of bed improved Non-Hispanic, White 75.8 72.6 Achieved: 4% better
Home health patients who had influenza vaccination during flu season Non-Hispanic, White 97.9 94.1 Achieved: 4% better
Home health care patients whose pain when moving around decreased Non-Hispanic, White 77.9 75.1 Achieved: 4% better
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who had their feet checked for sores or irritation in the calendar year Non-Hispanic, White 87.0 84.0 Achieved: 4% better
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 6 or 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never showed respect for what they had to say, Medicare fee-for-service Non-Hispanic, White 2.4 2.4 Achieved: 2% better
Home health care patients whose ability to walk or move around improved Non-Hispanic, White 76.0 74.2 Achieved: 2% better
Adults age 65 and over who ever received pneumococcal vaccination Non-Hispanic, White 80.2 78.7 Achieved: 2% better
Home health patients who had pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination Non-Hispanic, White 92.4 91.0 Achieved: 1% better
Adults who needed to see a specialist in the last 6 or 12 months who sometimes or never found it easy to see a specialist, Medicare managed care Non-Hispanic, White 6.3 6.4 Achieved: 1% better
Adults who received a blood cholesterol measurement in the last 5 years Non-Hispanic, White 83.0 82.3 Achieved: 1% better
Women ages 21-65 who received a Pap smear in the last 3 years Non-Hispanic, White 84.9 84.2 Achieved: 1% better
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 Non-Hispanic, White 8.7 8.8 Achieved: 1% better
Home health care patients whose shortness of breath decreased Non-Hispanic, White 78.5 78.4 -0.1%
Adults who needed care right away for an illness, injury, or condition in the last 6 or 12 months who sometimes or never got care as soon as wanted, Medicare fee-for-service Non-Hispanic, White 5.6 5.6 0.0%
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 6 or 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never spent enough time with them, Medicare managed care Non-Hispanic, White 2.8 2.8 0.0%
Home health patients who had improvement in upper body dressing Non-Hispanic, White 79.2 79.3 0.1%
Long-stay nursing home residents who were assessed for pneumococcal vaccination Non-Hispanic, White 96.8 97.0 0.2%
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 6 or 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never explained things in a way they could understand, Medicare fee-for-service Non-Hispanic, White 2.7 2.7 0.4%
Long-stay nursing home patients who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine Non-Hispanic, White 93.0 93.9 1.0%
Short-stay nursing home residents who were assessed for pneumococcal vaccination Non-Hispanic, White 90.4 91.4 1.1%
Short-stay nursing home patients who had flu vaccination appropriately given Non-Hispanic, White 90.5 92.2 1.8%
Home health patients who had improvement in toileting Non-Hispanic, White 77.2 78.9 2.2%
Home health care patients who stayed at home after an episode of home health care Non-Hispanic, White 83.5 85.5 2.4%
Home health care patients whose bathing improved Non-Hispanic, White 76.3 78.2 2.4%
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received at least two hemoglobin A1c measurements in the calendar year Non-Hispanic, White 77.0 79.5 3.1%
Home health care patients whose management of oral medications improved Non-Hispanic, White 64.1 66.2 3.2%
Home health care patients whose surgical wound was improved Non-Hispanic, White 89.6 93.1 3.8%
Women ages 50-74 who received a mammogram in the last 2 years Non-Hispanic, White 80.3 84.7 5.2%
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a dilated eye examination in the calendar year Non-Hispanic, White 70.3 75.2 6.5%
Measures That Are Close to Benchmark
Measure Population Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 6 or 12 months who sometimes or never got advice to quit smoking from provider, Medicare fee-for-service Non-Hispanic, White 31.8 28.8 10.3%
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 Non-Hispanic, White 4.9 4.4 11.9%
Home health care patients who had to be admitted to the hospital Non-Hispanic, White 12.1 10.5 15.2%
Low-risk, long-stay nursing home residents with loss of control of bowels or bladder Non-Hispanic, White 72.7 63.0 15.5%
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 Non-Hispanic, White 8.3 7.2 15.9%
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 6 or 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never listened carefully to them, Medicare managed care Non-Hispanic, White 2.8 2.4 16.7%
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 6 or 12 months who sometimes or never got advice to quit smoking from provider, Medicare managed care Non-Hispanic, White 32.5 27.7 17.2%
High-risk, long-stay nursing home patients with pressure ulcer Non-Hispanic, White 3.5 3.0 17.6%
Long-stay nursing home residents with too much weight loss Non-Hispanic, White 5.5 4.7 17.6%
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who received an influenza vaccination in the last flu season Non-Hispanic, White 38.7 47.8 19.0%
Long-stay nursing home residents whose need for help with daily activities increased Non-Hispanic, White 20.4 17.1 19.4%
Long-stay nursing home residents whose ability to move independently worsened Non-Hispanic, White 25.1 20.7 21.3%
Adults who needed to see a specialist in the last 6 or 12 months who sometimes or never found it easy to see a specialist, Medicare fee-for-service Non-Hispanic, White 8.9 7.2 22.5%
Adults age 65 and over who received an influenza vaccination in the last flu season Non-Hispanic, White 53.7 70.3 23.6%
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 Non-Hispanic, White 6.2 4.9 25.9%
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a flu vaccination in the calendar year Non-Hispanic, White 47.4 65.8 28.0%
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 6 or 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never explained things in a way they could understand, Medicare managed care Non-Hispanic, White 2.5 1.9 31.8%
Home health care patients who had an emergency department visit and then hospitalized Non-Hispanic, White 12.0 8.9 35.4%
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 6 or 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never showed respect for what they had to say, Medicare managed care Non-Hispanic, White 2.3 1.7 36.1%
Short-stay nursing home patients with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened Non-Hispanic, White 0.4 0.3 38.7%
Measures That Are Far From Benchmark
Measure Population Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Short-stay nursing home residents with moderate to severe pain Non-Hispanic, White 16.1 10.5 53.3%
Long-stay nursing home patients experiencing one or more falls with major injury Non-Hispanic, White 0.7 0.4 67.4%
Low-risk, long-stay nursing home residents with a catheter inserted and left in the bladder Non-Hispanic, White 3.5 2.1 68.9%
Long-stay nursing home residents with moderate to severe pain Non-Hispanic, White 9.7 4.3 123.6%
Home health care patients who had an emergency department visit without a hospitalization Non-Hispanic, White 6.3 2.8 126.4%
Long-stay nursing home residents have depressive symptoms Non-Hispanic, White 3.8 1.1 233.6%