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Arkansas

Strongest and Weakest Measures


Arkansas'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
Obstetric trauma per 1,000 instrument-assisted deliveries Obstetric trauma with 3rd or 4th degree lacerations per 1,000 instrument-assisted vaginal deliveries Lowest
Obstetric trauma per 1,000 cesarean deliveries Obstetric trauma with 3rd or 4th degree lacerations per 1,000 cesarean deliveries Lowest
Nursing home short-stay residents - with moderate to severe pain Percentage of short-stay nursing home residents who had moderate to severe pain Lowest


Arkansas'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
End stage renal disease - hemodialysis with arteriovenous fistula Percentage of new end stage renal disease patients who initiated hemodialysis with an arteriovenous fistula Highest
Heart attack deaths in hospital Deaths per 1,000 adult admissions with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) as principal diagnosis (excluding transfers to another hospital) Lowest
Adult admissions - diabetes, uncomplicated Adult admissions for uncontrolled diabetes without complications (excluding obstetric admissions and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population Lowest
Adult admissions - hypertension Admissions for hypertension (excluding patients with cardiac procedures, obstetric conditions, and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 adult population Lowest
Adult admissions - diabetes, short-term complications Adult admissions for diabetes with short-term complications (excluding obstetric admissions and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population Lowest

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