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Colorado

Strongest and Weakest Measures


Colorado'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
Flu vaccine - age 65 and over Percentage of adults age 65 and over who received an influenza vaccination in the last 12 months Highest
Pneumonia vaccine ever - age 65 plus Percentage of adults age 65 and over who ever received a pneumococcal vaccination Highest
Adult admissions - angina without procedure Admissions for angina without procedure (excluding patients with cardiac procedures, transfers from other institutions, and obstetric admissions) per 100,000 adult population Lowest
Colorectal cancer deaths Colorectal cancer deaths per 100,000 population per year Lowest
Breast cancer deaths Breast cancer deaths per 100,000 female population Lowest


Colorado'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
Iatrogenic pneumothorax per 1,000 discharges Iatrogenic pneumothorax per 1,000 adult discharges (excluding obstetrical admissions and patients with chest trauma, thoracic surgery, lung or pleural biopsy, or cardiac surgery) Lowest
Pediatric admissions - perforated appendix Admissions with perforated appendix per 1,000 admissions, ages1-17, with appendicitis (excluding transfers from other institutions, obstetric admissions, normal newborns, and neonates) Lowest
Admissions for seniors - influenza Immunization-preventable influenza admissions ages 65 and over (excluding transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population Lowest
Suicide deaths Suicide deaths per 100,000 population Lowest
Selected infections due to medical care per 1,000 discharges Selected infections due to medical care per 1,000 adult medical and surgical discharges or obstetric admissions (excluding immunocompromised and cancer patients, stays under 2 days, and admissions specifically for such infections), Lowest

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