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South Carolina

Heart Disease 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. 5 111
Average = The State rate on an NHQR measure is not statistically different from the all-State/regional average. 4 194
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. 2 168
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 88
Total number of measures for the State (excluding measures that are N/A) 11 473

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
Heart Disease Blood cholesterol testing Better than Average 2007 77.6 74.4 77.8 2001 -0.1% Unchanged BRFSS Percentage of adults who had their blood cholesterol checked within the preceding 5 years 4_1_3.4
Heart Disease Heart attack - ACEI or ARB at discharge Better than Average 2008 95.8 94.1 94.2 2005 3.5% Improved QIO Percentage of hospital patients with heart attack and left ventricular systolic dysfunction who were prescribed ACE inhibitor or ARB at discharge 4_2_1.2
Heart Disease Heart failure - recommended hospital care received Better than Average 2008 96.8 95.3 95.8 2005 2.7% Improved QIO Percentage of hospital patients with heart failure who received recommended hospital care 4_3_1.2
Heart Disease Heart failure - evaluation of ejection fraction test in hospital Better than Average 2008 97.7 96.5 96.8 2005 2.5% Improved QIO Percentage of hospital patients with heart failure who received an evaluation of left ventricular ejection fraction 4_3_2.2
Heart Disease Heart failure - ACEI/ARB at discharge Better than Average 2008 94.4 92.4 92.8 2005 3.3% Improved QIO Percentage of hospital patients with heart failure and left ventricular systolic dysfunction who were prescribed ACE inhibitor or ARB at discharge 4_3_3.2


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.

4 Additional information about data sources/acronyms.

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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
Heart Disease Heart attack deaths in hospital Average 2007 71.8 67.5 63.3 2000 -6.6% Improved HCUP Deaths per 1,000 adult admissions with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) as principal diagnosis (excluding transfers to another hospital) 4_2_2.3
Heart Disease Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair deaths in hospital Average 2007 56.6 59.3 57.8 2000 -6.6% Improved HCUP Deaths per 1,000 adult admissions with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair (excluding obstetric admissions and transfers to another hospital) 4_4_1.3
Heart Disease Coronary artery bypass graft deaths in hospital Average 2007 20.5 23.1 22.8 2000 -11.3% Improved HCUP Deaths per 1,000 adult admissions ages 40 and over with coronary artery bypass graft (excluding obstetric admissions and transfers to another hospital) 4_4_2.3
Heart Disease Angioplasty deaths in hospital Average 2007 12.6 11.3 11.0 2000 -2.4% Improved HCUP Deaths per 1,000 adult admissions ages 40 and over with percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasties (excluding obstetric admissions and transfers to another hospital) 4_4_3.3


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.

9 Additional information about data sources/acronyms.

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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
Heart Disease Adult admissions - heart failure Worse than Average 2007 456.2 379.0 426.6 2000 -3.2% Improved HCUP Adult admissions for congestive heart failure (excluding patients with cardiac procedures, obstetric conditions, and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population 4_3_4.1
Heart Disease Congestive heart failure deaths in hospital Worse than Average 2007 38 29.0 26.8 2000 -7.2% Improved HCUP Deaths per 1,000 adult hospital admissions with congestive heart failure as principal diagnosis (excluding obstetric admissions and transfers to another hospital) 4_3_5.3


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.