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 Are Close to 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
|Obstetric trauma per 1,000 vaginal deliveries without instrument assistance
|Adults who reported that home health providers talked with them about when to take medicines, in the last 2 months of care
|Long-stay nursing home residents with a urinary tract infection
|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
|Home health care patients whose management of oral medications improved
|Adults who reported that home health providers talked with them about the side effects of medicines, in the last 2 months of care
|High-risk, long-stay nursing home patients who had pressure ulcer
|Long-stay nursing home patients who had antipsychotic medication
|Obstetric trauma per 1,000 instrument-assisted deliveries
|Hospital admissions with iatrogenic pneumothorax per 1,000 medical and surgical admissions, adults
|Low-risk, short-stay nursing home patients who had pressure ulcer