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Alabama

Strongest and Weakest Measures


Alabama'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
Hospice care - appropriate medication for pain management Percentage of hospice patients who received the right amount of medicine for pain management Highest
Hospice patients - help for anxiety and sadness Percentage of hospice patients who received the right amount of help for feelings of anxiety or sadness Highest
Nursing home short-stay residents - with delirium Percentage of short-stay nursing home residents with delirium Lowest
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
Nursing home long-stay residents - low-risk with pressure sores Percentage of low-risk long-stay nursing home residents who have pressure sores Lowest


Alabama'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
Renal failure and kidney transplant Patients with treated chronic kidney failure who received a transplant within 3 years of date of renal failure Highest
Pneumonia - recommended initial antibiotics in hospital Percentage of hospital patients with pneumonia who received the initial antibiotic consistent with current recommendations Highest
Lung cancer deaths Lung cancer deaths per 100,000 population Lowest
Nursing home long-stay residents - with too much weight loss Percentage of long-stay nursing home residents who lose too much weight Lowest
Mortality ratio for dialysis patients Ratio of observed deaths to expected deaths among hemodialysis patients Lowest
Prostate cancer deaths Prostate cancer deaths per 100,000 male population Lowest

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