WisconsinSafety Quality Measures Compared to Achievable Benchmarks

The NHQR quality measures specific to Safety 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 the 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
Postoperative sepsis per 1,000 elective-surgery admissions of length 4 or more days, adults 9.90 12.2 Achieved: 19% better
Short-stay nursing home patients who had antipsychotic medication 1.30 1.38 Achieved: 6% better
Home health patients who had drug education on all medications - short stay 93.4 95.3 2%
Adults who reported a home health provider talking with them about how to set up your home so you can move around safely when they first started getting home health care 79.2 81.0 2%
Home health care patients whose surgical wound was improved 86.6 92.2 6%
Adults who reported a home health provider talking with them about all the prescription and over-the-counter medicines you were taking, when they first started getting home health care 82.6 88.1 6%
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 your new or changed prescription medicines, in the last 2 months of care 32.5 36.7 11%
Obstetric trauma per 1,000 vaginal deliveries without instrument assistance 16.9 15.1 12%
Adults who reported that home health providers talked with them about when to take medicines, in the last 2 months of care 30.0 34.6 13%
Long-stay nursing home residents with a urinary tract infection 5.70 5.02 14%
Adults who reported a home health provider asking to see all the prescription and over-the-counter medicines you were taking, when they first started getting home health care 73.6 86.3 15%
Home health care patients whose management of oral medications improved 50.4 60.6 17%
Adults who reported that home health providers talked with them about the side effects of medicines, in the last 2 months of care 25.0 30.1 17%
High-risk, long-stay nursing home patients who had pressure ulcer 5.46 4.57 19%
Long-stay nursing home patients who had antipsychotic medication 14.2 11.7 21%
Obstetric trauma per 1,000 instrument-assisted deliveries 128.1 95.2 35%
Hospital admissions with iatrogenic pneumothorax per 1,000 medical and surgical admissions, adults 0.42 0.29 47%
Low-risk, short-stay nursing home patients who had pressure ulcer 1.30 0.87 50%
Measures That Are Far From Benchmark
Measure Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Long-stay nursing home residents with physical restraints 0.70 0.44 59%
Low-risk, long-stay nursing home residents with a catheter inserted and left in the bladder 4.60 2.88 60%
Birth trauma - injury to neonate per 1,000 selected live births 2.31 1.38 67%
Long-stay nursing home patients who had fall with major injury 3.60 1.96 84%
Measures With No Available Benchmark Information
Measure Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Reclosure of postoperative abdominal wound dehiscence per 1,000 abdominopelvic-surgery admissions of length 2 or more days, adults 1.21