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WisconsinChronic Care Quality Measures Compared to Achievable Benchmarks

The NHQDR quality measures specific to Chronic Care 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 Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Long-stay nursing home residents with physical restraints 0.2 0.3 Achieved: 30% better
Long-stay nursing home residents with a urinary tract infection 2.3 2.8 Achieved: 17% better
Home health care patients whose ability to get in and out of bed improved 75.7 72.6 Achieved: 4% better
Home health care patients whose pain when moving around decreased 77.8 75.1 Achieved: 4% better
Home health care patients whose ability to walk or move around improved 75.9 74.2 Achieved: 2% better
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who had their feet checked for sores or irritation in the calendar year 85.5 84.0 Achieved: 2% better
Adults who reported that home health providers talk about pain in the last 2 months of care 91.8 91.2 Achieved: 1% better
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 80.5 80.1 -0.5%
Home health care patients whose shortness of breath decreased 78.5 78.4 -0.1%
Adults who did not have any problem with the care they received from their home health providers in the last 2 months of care 93.8 94.0 0.2%
Adult hemodialysis patients with adequate dialysis - (Kt/V) 1.2 or higher 96.2 96.5 0.3%
Home health patients who had improvement in upper body dressing 79.0 79.3 0.3%
Family caregivers who received right amount of emotional and spiritual supports from hospice care team 90.5 90.9 0.5%
Adults who reported being told what care and services they would get when they first started getting home health care 90.1 91.3 1.3%
Adults who reported that home health providers always treated them with courtesy and respect in the last 2 months of care 93.6 95.0 1.5%
Hospice patients whose hospice care team always treated them with dignity and respect, and really cared about them 90.4 92.1 1.8%
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 66.1 67.6 2.2%
Home health care patients who stayed at home after an episode of home health care 83.5 85.5 2.4%
Home health care patients whose bathing improved 76.3 78.2 2.4%
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 81.2 83.3 2.5%
Adults who reported that home health providers always treated them as gently as possible in the last 2 months of care 90.0 92.5 2.7%
Home health patients who had improvement in toileting 76.8 78.9 2.7%
Home health care patients whose management of oral medications improved 64.2 66.2 3.1%
Home health care patients whose surgical wound was improved 89.6 93.1 3.8%
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 83.5 86.8 3.8%
Family caregivers who would definitely recommend this hospice to their friends and family 84.8 88.4 4.1%
Adults who reported that home health providers always listen carefully to them in the last 2 months of care 84.0 87.9 4.5%
Hospice patients whose hospice care team always communicated well with their family caregivers about taking care them 79.4 83.3 4.7%
Family caregivers who rated the hospice care for their family member best (9-10) on a scale of 0-10 (where 0 is the worst and 10 is the best) 79.7 83.9 5.1%
Persons age 13 and over living with diagnosed HIV who had at least two CD4 or viral load tests performed at least 3 months apart during the last year, among reporting jurisdictions 62.8 66.2 5.2%
Adult end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients who saw a nephrologist at least 12 months prior to initiation of renal replacement therapy 51.2 54.1 5.3%
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 82.7 88.2 6.3%
Hospice patients who always received enough helps for pain, sadness, breathing, or constipations from hospice care team 73.5 79.0 7.0%
Hospice patients and family caregivers who always got help as soon as they need from hospice care team 76.6 82.3 7.0%
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received at least two hemoglobin A1c measurements in the calendar year 73.0 79.5 8.2%
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a dilated eye examination in the calendar year 69.0 75.2 8.2%
Persons age 13 and over living with diagnosed HIV whose most recent viral load in the last 12 months was under 200 copies/mL 69.2 76.1 9.1%
Adult hemodialysis patients who use arteriovenous fistulas as the primary mode of vascular access 66.0 72.8 9.3%
Measures That Are Close to Benchmark
Measure Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
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 32.3 35.9 10.1%
Family members who definitely received trainings about taking care their family member from hospice care team 69.2 78.4 11.7%
Ratio of observed deaths to expected deaths among hemodialysis patients 0.9 0.9 11.8%
Adults who reported that home health providers talked with them about when to take medicines in the last 2 months of care 29.5 33.9 12.9%
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 72.7 85.5 15.0%
Low-risk, long-stay nursing home residents with loss of control of bowels or bladder 72.8 63.0 15.6%
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 24.9 29.5 15.7%
Long-stay nursing home residents whose need for help with daily activities increased 20.3 17.1 18.9%
Long-stay nursing home residents with too much weight loss 5.7 4.7 21.0%
Long-stay nursing home residents whose ability to move independently worsened 25.3 20.7 22.2%
Dialysis patients who were registered on a waiting list for transplantation 21.7 28.2 23.0%
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a flu vaccination in the calendar year 49.7 65.8 24.5%
Adults who reported getting the help or advice they needed when they contacted their home health providers in the last 2 months of care 22.6 30.4 25.7%
High-risk, long-stay nursing home patients with pressure ulcer 3.8 3.0 26.6%
Hemodialysis patients whose hemoglobin level is less than 10 g/dL 21.1 16.1 30.7%
Patients with treated chronic kidney failure who received a transplant within 3 years of date of renal failure 18.9 28.8 34.5%
Short-stay nursing home patients with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened 0.4 0.3 45.2%
Measures That Are Far From Benchmark
Measure Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Short-stay nursing home residents with moderate to severe pain 16.4 10.5 56.2%
Long-stay nursing home patients experiencing one or more falls with major injury 0.7 0.4 62.8%
Low-risk, long-stay nursing home residents with a catheter inserted and left in the bladder 3.5 2.1 69.9%
Long-stay nursing home residents with moderate to severe pain 9.5 4.3 120.3%
Long-stay nursing home residents have depressive symptoms 4.0 1.1 251.3%