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Arizona

Strongest and Weakest Measures


Arizona'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
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
Congestive heart failure deaths in hospital Deaths per 1,000 adult hospital admissions with congestive heart failure as principal diagnosis (excluding obstetric admissions and transfers to another hospital) Lowest
All cancer deaths All cancer deaths per 100,000 population Lowest
Angioplasty deaths in hospital Deaths per 1,000 adult admissions ages 40 and over with percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasties (excluding obstetric admissions and transfers to another hospital) Lowest
Pneumonia deaths in hospital Deaths per 1,000 adult admissions with pneumonia as principal diagnosis (excluding obstetric admissions and transfers to another hospital) Lowest


Arizona'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
Always had good communication with providers - adults on Medicare managed care Percentage of adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers always listened carefully, explained things clearly, respected what they had to say, and spent enough time with them, Medicare managed care Highest
Always got appointment for illness/injury/condition - adults on Medicare fee-for-service Percentage of adults who needed care right away for an illness, injury, or condition in the last 12 months who always got care as soon as wanted, Medicare fee-for-service Highest
Always got routine appointments - adults on Medicare managed care Percentage of adults who had an appointment for routine health care in the last 12 months who always got appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, Medicare managed care Highest
Always got routine appointments - adults on Medicare fee-for-service Percentage of adults who had an appointment for routine health care in the last 12 months who always got appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, Medicare fee-for-service Highest
Always got appointment for illness/injury/condition - adults on Medicare managed care Percentage of adults who needed care right away for an illness, injury, or condition in the last 12 months who got care as soon as wanted, Medicare managed care Highest
Always had good communication with providers - adults on Medicare fee-for-service Percentage of adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers always listened carefully, explained things clearly, respected what they had to say, and spent enough time with them, Medicare fee-for-service Highest

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