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Compared to the U.S., the performance for Maryland in quality of care for Hispanics (All Races) compared to Whites (Non-Hispanic) is in the strong range.
Compared to the U.S., the performance for Maryland in quality of care for Blacks (Non-Hispanic) compared to Whites (Non-Hispanic) is in the strong range.
Compared to the U.S., the performance for Maryland in quality of care for Asians and Pacific Islanders (Non-Hispanic) compared to Whites (Non-Hispanic) is in the very strong range.

The position of the solid triangle represents the State’s performance score for the most recent data year.

Compared to the U.S., the performance for Maryland in quality of care compared to Whites (Non-Hispanic) is in the strong range for Hispanics (All Races), in the strong range for Blacks (Non-Hispanic), and in the very strong range for Asians and Pacific Islanders (Non-Hispanic).

Quality of Ambulatory Care for all Races
These AHRQ Prevention Quality Indicators refer to hospital admissions that evidence suggests could have been avoided, at least in part, through high-quality outpatient care. For each measure, a higher number of admissions signals poorer quality of ambulatory care.
Ambulatory Care Measures Whites (Non-Hispanic) Blacks (Non-Hispanic) Asian/Pacific Islanders (Non-Hispanic) Hispanics (All Races)

 Respiratory Disease
 
Admissions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease per 100,000 population, age 18 and over 190.80 179.19 28.43 36.95
Bacterial pneumonia admissions per 100,000 population, age 18 and over 260.11 355.93 87.17 152.76
Pediatric asthma admissions per 100,000 population, ages 2-17 95.98 294.09 55.33 108.40
Asthma admissions per 100,000 population, age 18 and over 115.34 312.68 33.39 69.85
Asthma admissions per 100,000 population, age 65 and over 262.86 519.71 122.59 194.83
Immunization-preventable influenza admissions per 100,000 population, age 65 and over 23.51 24.33 DSU DSU

 Heart Disease
 
Admissions for hypertension per 100,000 population, age 18 and over 44.39 200.66 20.93 37.15
Admissions for congestive heart failure per 100,000 population, age 18 and over 351.43 896.83 107.89 144.68
Admissions for angina without procedure per 100,000 population, age 18 and over 47.82 65.07 17.02 22.88

 Diabetes
 
Admissions for diabetes with short-term complications per 100,000 population, ages 6-17 20.56 22.25 DSU DSU
Admissions for diabetes with short-term complications per 100,000 population, age 18 and over 46.09 134.31 DSU 27.86
Admissions for diabetes with long-term complications per 100,000 population, age 18 and over 101.61 291.09 39.31 81.35
Admissions for uncontrolled diabetes without complications per 100,000 population, age 18 and over 10.09 46.72 DSU DSU
Lower extremity amputations among patients with diabetes per 100,000 population, age 18 and over 27.44 64.46 DSU 14.82

Quality of Hospital Care for all Races
These AHRQ Inpatient Quality Indicators and Patient Safety Indicators refer to inpatient deaths and potentially avoidable complications. For each measure, a higher number of admissions signals poorer quality of hospital care.
Hospital Care Measures Whites (Non-Hispanic) Blacks (Non-Hispanic) Asian/Pacific Islanders (Non-Hispanic) Hispanics (All Races)

 Hospital Mortality
 
Deaths per 1,000 admissions with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair 51.22 DSU DSU DSU
Deaths per 1,000 admissions with coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG), age 40 and over 16.04 19.84 DSU DSU
Deaths per 1,000 discharges for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) 57.98 46.43 67.16 DSU
Deaths per 1,000 adult admissions with congestive heart failure (CHF) 20.41 14.84 DSU DSU
Deaths per 1,000 adult admissions with pneumonia 27.62 23.64 DSU DSU
Deaths per 1,000 adults with percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), age 40 and over 10.79 7.33 DSU DSU

 Hospital Safety
 
Deaths per 1,000 admissions in low-mortality DRGs 0.37 0.36 DSU DSU
Iatrogenic pneumothorax per 1,000 discharges 0.67 0.62 DSU DSU
Selected infections due to medical care per 1,000 discharges 1.94 2.69 2.27 DSU
Postoperative septicemia per 1,000 elective surgical discharges of 4 or more days 24.44 23.74 23.48 37.12
Postoperative abdominal wound dehiscence per 1,000 discharges 2.23 2.12 DSU DSU

 Hospital Birth/ Obstetrics
 
Birth trauma injury to neonate per 1,000 selected live births 4.99 3.28 DSU 3.85
Obstetric trauma per 1,000 instrument-assisted deliveries 175.40 116.11 236.39 146.01
Obstetric trauma per 1,000 vaginal deliveries without instrument assistance 41.54 30.08 63.03 27.92
Obstetric trauma per 1,000 Cesarean deliveries 4.37 4.25 DSU 5.42


DSU:  Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.
DNC:  Data were not collected.