What Is the Clinical Preventive Services Quality Performance Compared to All States?
How Has That Performance Changed?
The Clinical Preventive Services summary measure represents compliance with selected recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice. These two expert bodies use the best research evidence available to make recommendations on preventive services for people without symptoms of disease. Such services include immunizations, tests to screen for the presence of diseases, and behavioral counseling (such as programs that encourage smokers to quit). Most preventive services are provided in primary care ambulatory clinical settings.
The meter represents Arkansas's balance of below average, average, and above average measures compared to all 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 all States, for the most recent data year, the performance for Arkansas for clinical preventive services is in the average range. For the baseline year, performance is in the weak range.