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Georgia

Strongest and Weakest Measures


Georgia'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
Hospice care - timely referral to hospice Percentage of hospice patient caregivers who perceived patient was referred to hospice at the right time Highest
Home health care - less urinary incontinence Percentage of home health care patients who have less urinary incontinence Highest
Pap tests Percentage of women age 18 and over who received a Pap smear within the last 3 years Highest
Home health care - improved pain management when mobile Percentage of home health care patients who have less pain when moving around Highest
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


Georgia'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
Dialysis and on kidney transplant list Percentage of dialysis patients under age 70 who were registered on a waiting list for transplantation Highest
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
Renal failure and kidney transplant Patients with treated chronic kidney failure who received a transplant within 3 years of date of renal failure Highest
Prostate cancer deaths Prostate cancer deaths per 100,000 male population 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

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