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South Carolina

Home Health 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. 9 205
Average = The State rate on an NHQR measure is not statistically different from the all-State/regional average. 0 51
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. 0 203
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 0
Total number of measures for the State (excluding measures that are N/A) 9 459

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
Functional Status Preservation and Rehabilitation Home health care - improved mobility Better than Average 2008 54.7 44.3 46.1 No Data No Data No Data OASIS Percentage of home health care patients who get better at walking or moving around 10_1_2.3b
Functional Status Preservation and Rehabilitation Home health care - improved ability to get in and out of bed Better than Average 2008 59.6 53.2 54.4 No Data No Data No Data OASIS Percentage of home health care patients who get better at getting in and out of bed 10_1_4.3b
Functional Status Preservation and Rehabilitation Home health care - improved bathing Better than Average 2008 71 64.4 66.1 No Data No Data No Data OASIS Percentage of home health care patients who get better at bathing 10_1_7.3b
Functional Status Preservation and Rehabilitation Home health care - improved drug management Better than Average 2008 47 42.7 41.5 No Data No Data No Data OASIS Percentage of home health care patients who get better at taking their medication correctly 10_1_8.3b
Supportive and Palliative Care Home health care - home after home health care Better than Average 2008 68.9 68.2 70.8 No Data No Data No Data OASIS Percentage of home health care patients who stay at home after an episode of home health care ended 11_1_10.3
Supportive and Palliative Care Home health care - improved pain management when mobile Better than Average 2008 70.1 63.3 65.2 No Data No Data No Data OASIS Percentage of home health care patients who have less pain when moving around 11_1_16.3
Supportive and Palliative Care Home health care - improved breathing Better than Average 2008 68.9 60.3 61.9 No Data No Data No Data OASIS Percentage of home health care patients who have less shortness of breath 11_1_7.3b
Supportive and Palliative Care Home health care - less urinary incontinence Better than Average 2008 56 47.6 48.1 No Data No Data No Data OASIS Percentage of home health care patients who have less urinary incontinence 11_1_8.3b
Supportive and Palliative Care Home health care - needed urgent care Better than Average 2008 20.7 22.1 21.0 No Data No Data No Data OASIS Percentage of home health care patients who need urgent, unplanned medical care 11_1_9.3b


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
There are no Average measures for South Carolina


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
There are no Worse than Average measures for South Carolina


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.