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Delaware

Strongest and Weakest Measures


Delaware'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
Colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy Percentage of adults age 50 and over who ever received a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy Highest
Pap tests Percentage of women age 18 and over who received a Pap smear within the last 3 years Highest
Pneumonia - recommended initial antibiotics in hospital Percentage of hospital patients with pneumonia who received the initial antibiotic consistent with current recommendations Highest
Children receiving varicella vaccine Percentage of children ages 19-35 months who received 1 or more dose of varicella vaccine Highest
Heart failure - complete instructions at discharge Percentage of hospital patients with heart failure who were given complete written discharge instructions Highest


Delaware'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
Pneumonia - blood cultures before antibiotics in hospital Percentage of hospital patients with pneumonia who had blood cultures collected before antibiotics were administered Highest
Renal failure and kidney transplant Patients with treated chronic kidney failure who received a transplant within 3 years of date of renal failure Highest
Adult patients - poor communication with doctors Percentage of adult hospital patients who sometimes or never had good communication with doctors in the hospital Lowest
All cancer deaths All cancer deaths per 100,000 population Lowest
Colorectal cancer deaths Colorectal cancer deaths per 100,000 population per year Lowest

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