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Kentucky

Dashboard on Health Care Quality Compared to All States

Overall Health Care Quality

 
Compared to all States, for the most recent data year, the performance for Kentucky for all measures is in the weak range. For the baseline year, performance is in the weak range.
The position of the solid arrow represents the State's performance meter score for the most recent data year, while the dashed arrow represents the same for the baseline year. The most recent data year and baseline years are defined in the All-State Data Table for All Measures.
 

The graphics on this page are summaries of measures reported in the National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) for Kentucky. Above is a summary of over 100 measures in the NHQR reported at the State level, and below are graphics describing specific types of care, settings of care, and care in clinical areas. Select the graphics to find the underlying measures.


The position of the solid triangle represents the State's performance score for the most recent data year, while the hollow triangle represents the same for the baseline year.

Compared to all States, for the most recent data year, the performance for Kentucky for preventive measures is in the average range. For the baseline year, performance is in the weak range.  
Compared to all States, for the most recent data year, the performance for Kentucky for acute care measures is in the weak range. For the baseline year, performance is in the average range.  
Compared to all States, for the most recent data year, the performance for Kentucky for chronic care measures is in the weak range. Performance for the baseline year is not available because of insufficient data.  
Compared to all States, for the most recent data year, the performance for Kentucky for home health care measures is in the very weak range. Performance for the baseline year is not available because of insufficient data.  
Compared to all States, for the most recent data year, the performance for Kentucky for hospital care measures is in the weak range. For the baseline year, performance is in the average range.  
Compared to all States, for the most recent data year, the performance for Kentucky for nursing home care measures is in the average range. Performance for the baseline year is not available because of insufficient data.  
Compared to all States, for the most recent data year, the performance for Kentucky for ambulatory care measures is in the weak range. For the baseline year, performance is in the weak range.  
Compared to all States, for the most recent data year, the performance for Kentucky for cancer measures is in the weak range. For the baseline year, performance is in the weak range.  
Compared to all States, for the most recent data year, the performance for Kentucky for diabetes measures is in the very weak range. For the baseline year, performance is in the weak range.  
Compared to all States, for the most recent data year, the performance for Kentucky for heart disease measures is in the weak range. For the baseline year, performance is in the very weak range.  
Compared to all States, for the most recent data year, the performance for Kentucky for maternal and child health measures is in the average range. For the baseline year, performance is in the average range.  
Compared to all States, for the most recent data year, the performance for Kentucky for respiratory diseases measures is in the weak range. For the baseline year, performance is in the weak range.  

Each graphic shows a State's balance of below average, average, and above average measures compared to all States reporting such data in the United States. The graphics have five categories: very weak, weak, average, strong, and very strong. This State's performance for the most recent data year is described by a solid arrow or solid triangle; a dashed arrow or hollow triangle describes the baseline year. A missing arrow or triangle means there were insufficient data to create the summary measure.

An arrow or triangle pointing to "Very weak" means all or nearly all included measures for a State are below average within a given data year. An arrow or triangle pointing to "Very strong" indicates that all or nearly all available measures for a State are above average within a given data year.

How is State performance scored? (select this link or Methods)

Additional Resources for Understanding Quality in Kentucky

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 Kentucky.