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Florida

Strongest and Weakest Measures


Florida'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
Fecal occult blood tests Percentage of adults age 50 and over who received a fecal occult blood test in the last 2 years Highest
Prostate cancer deaths Prostate cancer deaths per 100,000 male population Lowest
Reclosure of postoperative abdominal wound dehiscence per 1,000 discharges Reclosure of postoperative abdominal wound dehiscence per 1,000 adult abdominopelvic-surgery discharges (excluding immunocompromised patients, stays under 2 days, and obstetric conditions) Lowest
Obstetric trauma per 1,000 instrument-assisted deliveries Obstetric trauma with 3rd or 4th degree lacerations per 1,000 instrument-assisted vaginal deliveries Lowest
Home health care - needed urgent care Percentage of home health care patients who need urgent, unplanned medical care Lowest


Florida'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
Flu vaccine in past 12 months - high-risk, age 18-64 Percentage of adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who received an influenza vaccination in the last 12 months Highest
Diabetes with flu shots Percentage of noninstitutionalized high-risk adults ages 18-64 with diabetes who had an influenza immunization in the past year Highest
Adult patients - poor communication with nurses Percentage of adult hospital patients who sometimes or never had good communication with nurses in the hospital Lowest
Adult patients - poor communication with doctors Percentage of adult hospital patients who sometimes or never had good communication with doctors in the hospital Lowest
Postoperative sepsis per 1,000 elective-surgery discharges Postoperative sepsis per 1,000 adult elective-surgery discharges with an operating room procedure (excluding patients admitted for infection; patients with cancer or immunocompromised states; obstetric conditions; stays under 4 days; and admissions specifically for sepsis) Lowest

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