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South Carolina

Nursing Home 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. 11 354
Average = The State rate on an NHQR measure is not statistically different from the all-State/regional average. 1 188
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. 7 424
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 3
Total number of measures for the State (excluding measures that are N/A) 19 966

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 Nursing home long-stay residents - with declining mobility Better than Average 2008 14.7 15.5 16.0 No Data No Data No Data MDS Percentage of long-stay nursing home residents whose ability to move about in and around their room declined 10_1_3.3
Functional Status Preservation and Rehabilitation Nursing home long-stay residents - with increased need for help Better than Average 2008 13.8 15.4 16.7 No Data No Data No Data MDS Percentage of long-stay nursing home residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased 10_1_5.3
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 Nursing home long-stay residents - received flu vaccine Better than Average 2008 92.6 89.9 90.4 No Data No Data No Data MDS Percentage of long-stay nursing home residents who received influenza vaccination during the flu season 11_1_11.3
Supportive and Palliative Care Nursing home short-stay residents - received flu vaccine Better than Average 2008 84.5 82.7 81.3 No Data No Data No Data MDS Percentage of short-stay nursing home residents who received influenza vaccination during the flu season 11_1_12.3
Supportive and Palliative Care Nursing home long-stay residents - received pneumococcal vaccine Better than Average 2008 92.8 86.3 87.9 No Data No Data No Data MDS Percentage of long-stay nursing home residents who were assessed and received pneumococcal vaccination 11_1_13.3
Supportive and Palliative Care Nursing home short-stay residents - received pneumococcal vaccine Better than Average 2008 87.3 79.7 77.9 No Data No Data No Data MDS Percentage of short-stay nursing home residents who were assessed and received pneumococcal vaccination 11_1_14.3
Supportive and Palliative Care Nursing home short-stay residents - with moderate to severe pain Better than Average 2008 17.5 20.3 19.4 No Data No Data No Data MDS Percentage of short-stay nursing home residents who had moderate to severe pain 11_1_15.3
Supportive and Palliative Care Nursing home short-stay residents - with delirium Better than Average 2008 2 2.7 2.3 No Data No Data No Data MDS Percentage of short-stay nursing home residents with delirium 11_1_21.3
Supportive and Palliative Care Nursing home long-stay residents - more depressed or anxious Better than Average 2008 12.7 13.7 13.2 No Data No Data No Data MDS Percentage of long-stay nursing home residents who are more depressed or anxious 11_1_3.3
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.

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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
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


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
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
Supportive and Palliative Care Nursing home long-stay residents - with urinary tract infections Worse than Average 2008 9.9 8.8 10.5 No Data No Data No Data MDS Percentage of long-stay nursing home residents with a urinary tract infection 11_1_2.3
Supportive and Palliative Care Nursing home short-stay residents - with pressure sores Worse than Average 2008 20.9 18.1 21.0 No Data No Data No Data MDS Percentage of short-stay nursing home residents with pressure sores 11_1_20.3
Supportive and Palliative Care Nursing home long-stay residents - low-risk with less control of bowels or bladder Worse than Average 2008 60.5 50.2 55.5 No Data No Data No Data MDS Percentage of low-risk long-stay nursing home residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder 11_1_4.3
Supportive and Palliative Care Nursing home long-stay residents - with too much weight loss Worse than Average 2008 14 8.3 9.1 No Data No Data No Data MDS Percentage of long-stay nursing home residents who lose too much weight 11_1_6.3


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.