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Hawaii

Strongest and Weakest Measures


Hawaii'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
Adequate dialysis Percentage of adult hemodialysis patients with adequate dialysis Highest
End stage renal disease - hemodialysis with arteriovenous fistula Percentage of new end stage renal disease patients who initiated hemodialysis with an arteriovenous fistula Highest
Adult admissions - bacterial pneumonia Bacterial pneumonia admissions (excluding sickle cell or hemoglobin-S conditions, transfers from other institutions, and obstetric admissions) per 100,000 adult population Lowest
Nursing home long-stay residents - with urinary tract infections Percentage of long-stay nursing home residents with a urinary tract infection Lowest
Nursing home long-stay residents - low-risk with urinary catheter left in Percentage of low-risk long-stay nursing home residents with a catheter inserted and left in their bladder Lowest
All cancer deaths All cancer deaths per 100,000 population Lowest
Lung cancer deaths Lung cancer deaths per 100,000 population Lowest
Prostate cancer deaths Prostate cancer deaths per 100,000 male population Lowest
Breast cancer deaths Breast cancer deaths per 100,000 female population Lowest
Nursing home long-stay residents - high-risk with pressure sores Percentage of high-risk long-stay nursing home residents who have pressure sores Lowest


Hawaii'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 - recommended hospital care received Percentage of hospital patients with pneumonia who received recommended hospital care Highest
Hospice patients - help for anxiety and sadness Percentage of hospice patients who received the right amount of help for feelings of anxiety or sadness Highest
Pneumonia - pneumococcal vaccination screening in hospital Percentage of hospital patients age 65 and over with pneumonia who received pneumococcal screening or vaccination Highest
Nursing home long-stay residents - low-risk with less control of bowels or bladder Percentage of low-risk long-stay nursing home residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder Lowest
Angioplasty deaths in hospital Deaths per 1,000 adult admissions ages 40 and over with percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasties (excluding obstetric admissions and transfers to another hospital) Lowest
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

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