What Is the Overall Health Care Quality Performance Compared to West South Central States?
How Has That Performance Changed?
The meter represents Texas's balance of below average, average, and above average measures compared to the West South Central States. The performance meter has five categories: very weak, weak, average, strong, and very strong. An arrow pointing to "very weak" means all or nearly all included measures for a State are below average within a given data year. An arrow pointing to "very strong" indicates that all or nearly all available measures for a State are above average within a given data year. A solid arrow describes results for the most recent data year; a dashed arrow describes the baseline year. A missing arrow means there were insufficient data to create the summary measure for this State. Compared to the West South Central States, for the most recent data year, the performance for Texas for all measures is in the average range. For the baseline year, performance is in the average range.
Additional Resources for Understanding Quality in Texas
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Health Care Report Card Compendium is a searchable database of health care report cards for comparing the quality of health plans, hospitals, medical groups, individual physicians, nursing homes, and other providers of care. The report cards demonstrate approaches to reporting data and are a resource for those interested in creating health care report cards.
Search the Health Care Report Card Compendium.
AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange: A searchable database of successful and attempted health care innovations, quality tools, and learning and networking opportunities—a resource for those interested in developing and adopting innovations in health care delivery.
The Innovations Exchange includes information for Texas.