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Connecticut

Strongest and Weakest Measures


Connecticut'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
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 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
Children receiving hepititis B vaccine Percentage of children ages 19-35 months who received 3 or more doses of hepatitis B vaccine Highest
Children receiving polio vaccine Percentage of children ages 19-35 months who received 3 or more doses of polio vaccine Highest
Mortality ratio for dialysis patients Ratio of observed deaths to expected deaths among hemodialysis patients Lowest


Connecticut'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
Hospice care - appropriate medication for pain management Percentage of hospice patients who received the right amount of medicine for pain management Highest
Home health care - improved mobility Percentage of home health care patients who get better at walking or moving around Highest
Children receiving Hib vaccine Percentage of children ages 19-35 months who received 3 or more doses of Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib) vaccine Highest
Home health care - improved ability to get in and out of bed Percentage of home health care patients who get better at getting in and out of bed Highest
Pneumonia vaccine ever - high-risk, age 18-64 Percentage of high-risk people ages 18-64 who ever received a pneumococcal vaccination Highest
Obstetric trauma per 1,000 vaginal deliveries without instrument assistance Obstetric trauma with 3rd or 4th degree lacerations per 1,000 vaginal deliveries without instrument assistance Lowest
Admissions for seniors - influenza Immunization-preventable influenza admissions ages 65 and over (excluding 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.