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South Carolina

Chronic 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. 8 210
Average = The State rate on an NHQR measure is not statistically different from the all-State/regional average. 5 421
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. 5 237
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 50
Total number of measures for the State (excluding measures that are N/A) 18 868

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
End Stage Renal Disease Adequate dialysis Better than Average 2008 96.8 96.2 96.1 2000 1.3% Improved UMKECC Percentage of adult hemodialysis patients with adequate dialysis 3_1_1.2
End Stage Renal Disease End stage renal disease - hemodialysis with arteriovenous fistula Better than Average 2009 16.6 13.1 12.8 2008 0.0% Unchanged FFIAF_AVFD Percentage of new end stage renal disease patients who initiated hemodialysis with an arteriovenous fistula 3_1_5.2
Supportive and Palliative Care Nursing home long-stay residents - with moderate to severe pain Better than Average 2008 4.5 6.5 5.3 No Data No Data No Data MDS Percentage of long-stay nursing home residents who have moderate to severe pain 11_1_1.3
Supportive and Palliative Care Hospice care - timely referral to hospice Better than Average 2009 91.3 89.4 89.9 2007 1.7% Improved FEHCS Percentage of hospice patient caregivers who perceived patient was referred to hospice at the right time 11_1_23.2
Supportive and Palliative Care Hospice care - appropriate medication for pain management Better than Average 2009 96.4 94.8 95.3 2008 0.6% Unchanged FEHCS Percentage of hospice patients who received the right amount of medicine for pain management 11_1_24.2
Supportive and Palliative Care Family caregivers - wanting limited information about death expectations Better than Average 2009 87.1 85.1 84.9 2007 1.5% Improved FEHCS Percentage of family caregivers who did not want more information about what to expect while the patient was dying 11_1_28.2
Supportive and Palliative Care Hospice patients - help for anxiety and sadness Better than Average 2009 93.7 90.8 90.9 No Data No Data No Data FEHCS Percentage of hospice patients who received the right amount of help for feelings of anxiety or sadness 11_1_29.2
Supportive and Palliative Care Nursing home long-stay residents - low-risk with urinary catheter left in Better than Average 2008 4.63 6.2 5.8 No Data No Data No Data MDS Percentage of low-risk long-stay nursing home residents with a catheter inserted and left in their bladder 11_1_5.3


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.

5 Select for other States' rates.

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
Supportive and Palliative Care Nursing home long-stay residents - high-risk with pressure sores Average 2008 11.6 11.4 12.3 No Data No Data No Data MDS Percentage of high-risk long-stay nursing home residents who have pressure sores 11_1_18.3
Supportive and Palliative Care Hospice care - patients' wishes followed Average 2009 93.6 94.7 94.9 2008 0.6% Unchanged FEHCS Percentage of hospice patients who received care consistent with their wishes 11_1_25.2


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.

10 Select for other States' rates.

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
End Stage Renal Disease Dialysis and on kidney transplant list Worse than Average 2006 10.5 15.9 11.9 2000 -1.6% Worsened USRDS Percentage of dialysis patients under age 70 who were registered on a waiting list for transplantation 3_1_2.3
Functional Status Preservation and Rehabilitation Nursing home long-stay residents - bed/chair bound Worse than Average 2008 6.1 3.5 5.7 No Data No Data No Data MDS Percentage of long-stay nursing home residents who spend most of their time in bed or in a chair 10_1_6.3
Supportive and Palliative Care Nursing home long-stay residents - physically restrained Worse than Average 2008 6.3 3.4 3.9 No Data No Data No Data MDS Percentage of long-stay nursing home residents who were physically restrained 11_1_17.3
Supportive and Palliative Care Nursing home long-stay residents - low-risk with pressure sores Worse than Average 2008 2.4 2.0 2.2 No Data No Data No Data MDS Percentage of low-risk long-stay nursing home residents who have pressure sores 11_1_19.3


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.