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Alaska

Strongest and Weakest Measures


Alaska's Strongest Measures

Strongest Measures are those in which the State performed above the all-State average and are strongest among their measures relative to all reporting States. This State may be leading the way in quality in these measures.

Note: The best result for each measure can be either the highest or lowest value. The direction representing best is noted in the "Best" column.

Measure Short Name Measure Long Name Best
Nursing home short-stay residents - received flu vaccine Percentage of short-stay nursing home residents who received influenza vaccination during the flu season Highest
Nursing home long-stay residents - received flu vaccine Percentage of long-stay nursing home residents who received influenza vaccination during the flu season Highest
Heart failure - ACEI/ARB at discharge Percentage of hospital patients with heart failure and left ventricular systolic dysfunction who were prescribed ACE inhibitor or ARB at discharge Highest
Diabetes with flu shots Percentage of noninstitutionalized high-risk adults ages 18-64 with diabetes who had an influenza immunization in the past year Highest
Nursing home long-stay residents - with increased need for help Percentage of long-stay nursing home residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased Lowest


Alaska's Weakest Measures

Weakest Measures are those in which the State performed below the all-State average and are weakest among their measures relative to all reporting States. These measures highlight some of the opportunities for improvement.

Note: The best result for each measure can be either the highest or lowest value. The direction representing best is noted in the "Best" column.

Measure Short Name Measure Long Name Best
Home health care - improved mobility Percentage of home health care patients who get better at walking or moving around Highest
Home health care - improved bathing Percentage of home health care patients who get better at bathing Highest
Home health care - improved drug management Percentage of home health care patients who get better at taking their medication correctly Highest
Home health care - improved pain management when mobile Percentage of home health care patients who have less pain when moving around Highest
Heart failure - complete instructions at discharge Percentage of hospital patients with heart failure who were given complete written discharge instructions Highest
Hospice care - timely referral to hospice Percentage of hospice patient caregivers who perceived patient was referred to hospice at the right time Highest
Nursing home short-stay residents - with delirium Percentage of short-stay nursing home residents with delirium Lowest
Suicide deaths Suicide deaths per 100,000 population Lowest

States' specific performances on each of these measures are available in the All-State Data Table for All Measures.