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How Does the Quality of Care for Medicare Compare to the US?


Compared to the U.S., the performance for New York in quality of care for Medicare hospitalizations is in the weak range.
The position of the solid arrow represents the State's performance meter score for the most recent data year.

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The meter above represents New York's balance of below average, average, and above average measures compared to the U.S. for Medicare hospitalizations. The performance meter score is based on up to 15 measures of quality of care and is reported only if at least five measures are available. A State receives a stronger performance meter score as the number of measures for which the State is doing better than the U.S. increases. A State receives a weaker performance meter score as the number of measures for which the State is worse than the U.S increases.

Compared to the U.S., the performance for New York is in the weak range.

State Hospital Care Measures for Medicare Compared to the U.S.
These AHRQ Inpatient Quality Indicators and Patient Safety Indicators refer to inpatient deaths and potentially avoidable complications.
Hospital Care Measures NY
Rate
(Medicare)
US Rate
(Medicare)
NY
Compared to US
(Medicare)
Relative Rate:
NY
Medicare to Private
Relative Rate:
US
Medicare to Private
Comparative Rate:
NY to US
Medicare to Private

 Hospital Mortality
 
Deaths per 1,000 admissions with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair 74.08 57.66 DNC DNC indicates that Medicare discharges receive poorer quality of care or have worse outcomes than privately-insured discharges. DNC
Deaths per 1,000 admissions with coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG), age 40 and over 20.21 22.03 indicates that the State is performing similar to the U.S. indicates that Medicare discharges receive the same quality of care and have similar outcomes as privately-insured discharges. indicates that Medicare discharges receive the same quality of care and have similar outcomes as privately-insured discharges. indicates that the State is performing better than the U.S.
Deaths per 1,000 discharges for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) 70.84 66.12 indicates that the State is performing similar to the U.S. indicates that Medicare discharges receive the same quality of care and have similar outcomes as privately-insured discharges. indicates that Medicare discharges receive the same quality of care and have similar outcomes as privately-insured discharges. indicates that the State is performing similar to the U.S.
Deaths per 1,000 adult admissions with congestive heart failure (CHF) 36.56 26.88 indicates that the State is performing worse than the U.S. indicates that Medicare discharges receive better quality of care or have better outcomes than privately-insured discharges. indicates that Medicare discharges receive better quality of care or have better outcomes than privately-insured discharges. indicates that the State is performing worse than the U.S.
Deaths per 1,000 adult admissions with pneumonia 50.52 39.94 indicates that the State is performing worse than the U.S. indicates that Medicare discharges receive better quality of care or have better outcomes than privately-insured discharges. indicates that Medicare discharges receive the same quality of care and have similar outcomes as privately-insured discharges. indicates that the State is performing better than the U.S.
Deaths per 1,000 adults with percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), age 40 and over 7.81 10.82 indicates that the State is performing better than the U.S. indicates that Medicare discharges receive the same quality of care and have similar outcomes as privately-insured discharges. indicates that Medicare discharges receive the same quality of care and have similar outcomes as privately-insured discharges. indicates that the State is performing worse than the U.S.

 Hospital Safety
 
Deaths per 1,000 admissions in low-mortality DRGs DSU 0.54 DNC DNC indicates that Medicare discharges receive poorer quality of care or have worse outcomes than privately-insured discharges. DNC
Iatrogenic pneumothorax per 1,000 discharges 0.63 0.61 indicates that the State is performing similar to the U.S. indicates that Medicare discharges receive the same quality of care and have similar outcomes as privately-insured discharges. indicates that Medicare discharges receive better quality of care or have better outcomes than privately-insured discharges. indicates that the State is performing similar to the U.S.
Selected infections due to medical care per 1,000 discharges 2.26 2.16 indicates that the State is performing similar to the U.S. indicates that Medicare discharges receive poorer quality of care or have worse outcomes than privately-insured discharges. indicates that Medicare discharges receive poorer quality of care or have worse outcomes than privately-insured discharges. indicates that the State is performing worse than the U.S.
Postoperative septicemia per 1,000 elective surgical discharges of 4 or more days 20.45 16.01 indicates that the State is performing worse than the U.S. indicates that Medicare discharges receive poorer quality of care or have worse outcomes than privately-insured discharges. indicates that Medicare discharges receive poorer quality of care or have worse outcomes than privately-insured discharges. indicates that the State is performing worse than the U.S.
Postoperative abdominal wound dehiscence per 1,000 discharges 2.70 2.40 indicates that the State is performing similar to the U.S. indicates that Medicare discharges receive the same quality of care and have similar outcomes as privately-insured discharges. indicates that Medicare discharges receive the same quality of care and have similar outcomes as privately-insured discharges. indicates that the State is performing similar to the U.S.

 Hospital Birth/ Obstetrics
 
Birth trauma injury to neonate per 1,000 selected live births DSU 1.61 DNC DNC indicates that Medicare discharges receive the same quality of care and have similar outcomes as privately-insured discharges. DNC
Obstetric trauma per 1,000 instrument-assisted deliveries DSU 123.85 DNC DNC indicates that Medicare discharges receive better quality of care or have better outcomes than privately-insured discharges. DNC
Obstetric trauma per 1,000 vaginal deliveries without instrument assistance 29.39 26.48 indicates that the State is performing similar to the U.S. indicates that Medicare discharges receive the same quality of care and have similar outcomes as privately-insured discharges. indicates that Medicare discharges receive better quality of care or have better outcomes than privately-insured discharges. indicates that the State is performing worse than the U.S.
Obstetric trauma per 1,000 Cesarean deliveries DSU DSU DNC DNC DSU DNC


Relative Rates:
indicates that Medicare discharges receive poorer quality of care or have worse outcomes than privately-insured discharges.indicates that Medicare discharges receive poorer quality of care or have worse outcomes than privately-insured discharges.
indicates that Medicare discharges receive better quality of care or have better outcomes than privately-insured discharges.indicates that Medicare discharges receive better quality of care or have better outcomes than privately-insured discharges.
indicates that Medicare discharges receive the same quality of care and have similar outcomes as privately-insured discharges.indicates that Medicare discharges receive the same quality of care and have similar outcomes as privately-insured discharges.

The symbols are based on statistical significance and a differential of at least 10 percent.

State Compared to U.S.:
indicates that the State is performing better than the U.S.indicates that the State is performing better than the U.S.
indicates that the State is performing worse than the U.S.indicates that the State is performing worse than the U.S.
indicates that the State is performing similar to the U.S.indicates that the State is performing similar to the U.S.

The symbols are based on a differential of at least 10 percent.
DSU:  Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.
DNC:  Data were not collected.