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South Carolina

Diabetes Care Quality Measures and Metrics Compared to All States

State Performance Ratings

Rating Number of Measures for State in Summary Measure Number of Measures for All States in Summary Measure
Better than Average = The State rate on an NHQR measure is better than the all-State/regional average and is statistically different from the all-State/regional average. 0 84
Average = The State rate on an NHQR measure is not statistically different from the all-State/regional average. 3 139
Worse than Average = The State rate on an NHQR measure is worse than the all-State/regional average and is statistically different from the all-State/regional average. 5 96
N/A = An estimate or standard error was not available for a State measure or the relative standard error is greater than or equal to 30 percent. 0 89
Total number of measures for the State (excluding measures that are N/A) 8 319

Measures for which South Carolina's rate is Better than the all-State Average

Quality Dimension Short Measure Name State Performance1 Most Recent Data Year State Rate All-State Average2 Regional Average Baseline Year Average Annual Change3 Direction of Change Data Source4 Full NHQR Measure Title NHQR Table Number5
There are no Better than Average measures for South Carolina


1 State Performance is for the most recent data year compared to All States

2 These all-State averages are calculated consistently across all measures and differ slightly from those in the National Healthcare Quality Report. For more information, select the Methods page.

3 The sign on entries under the column "Average Annual Change" indicates whether the measure has risen or fallen since the baseline year. Because "+" or "-" can represent an improvement or a worsening depending on how the measure is constructed, the column "Direction of Change" helps the user know what the change means.

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Measures for which South Carolina's rate is similar to the all-State Average

Quality Dimension Short Measure Name State Performance6 Most Recent Data Year State Rate All-State Average7 Regional Average Baseline Year Average Annual Change8 Direction of Change Data Source9 Full NHQR Measure Title NHQR Table Number10
Diabetes Diabetes hemoglobin A1c tests Average 2008 93.2 91.8 91.3 2001 1.5% Improved BRFSS Percentage of adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a hemoglobin A1c measurement in the calendar year 2_1_2.3
Diabetes Diabetes foot exams Average 2008 73.4 74.3 75.5 2001 -0.8% Unchanged BRFSS Percentage of adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who had their feet checked for sores or irritation in the calendar year 2_1_4.3
Diabetes Diabetes with flu shots Average 2008 40 47.0 45.3 2001 -2.3% Worsened BRFSS Percentage of noninstitutionalized high-risk adults ages 18-64 with diabetes who had an influenza immunization in the past year 2_1_5.3


6 State Performance is for the most recent data year compared to All States

7 These all-State averages are calculated consistently across all measures and differ slightly from those in the National Healthcare Quality Report. For more information, select the Methods page.

8 The sign on entries under the column "Average Annual Change" indicates whether the measure has risen or fallen since the baseline year. Because "+" or "-" can represent an improvement or a worsening depending on how the measure is constructed, the column "Direction of Change" helps the user know what the change means.

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Measures for which South Carolina's rate is Worse than the all-State Average

Quality Dimension Short Measure Name State Performance11 Most Recent Data Year State Rate All-State Average12 Regional Average Baseline Year Average Annual Change13 Direction of Change Data Source14 Full NHQR Measure Title NHQR Table Number15
Diabetes Diabetes eye exams Worse than Average 2008 68.3 73.5 74.0 2001 -0.2% Unchanged BRFSS Percentage of adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a dilated eye examination in the calendar year 2_1_3.3
Diabetes Adult admissions - diabetes, uncomplicated Worse than Average 2007 25.5 15.6 23.3 2000 -7.8% Improved HCUP Adult admissions for uncontrolled diabetes without complications (excluding obstetric admissions and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population 2_3_1.3
Diabetes Adult admissions - diabetes, short-term complications Worse than Average 2007 79.6 55.3 65.4 2000 3.0% Worsened HCUP Adult admissions for diabetes with short-term complications (excluding obstetric admissions and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population 2_3_2.5
Diabetes Pediatric admissions - diabetes, short-term complications Worse than Average 2007 40.1 29.1 30.0 2000 0.7% Unchanged HCUP Pediatric admissions ages 6-17 for diabetes with short-term complications (excluding transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population 2_3_2.6
Diabetes Adult admissions - diabetes, long-term complications Worse than Average 2007 150.8 113.7 123.4 2000 -0.6% Unchanged HCUP Adult admissions for diabetes with long-term complications (excluding obstetric admissions and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population 2_3_3.3


11 State Performance is for the most recent data year compared to All States

12 These all-State averages are calculated consistently across all measures and differ slightly from those in the National Healthcare Quality Report. For more information, select the Methods page.

13 The sign on entries under the column "Average Annual Change" indicates whether the measure has risen or fallen since the baseline year. Because "+" or "-" can represent an improvement or a worsening depending on how the measure is constructed, the column "Direction of Change" helps the user know what the change means.

14 Additional information about data sources/acronyms.

15 Select for other States' rates.