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Idaho

Strongest and Weakest Measures


Idaho'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
Home health care - home after home health care Percentage of home health care patients who stay at home after an episode of home health care ended Highest
Pneumonia - recommended initial antibiotics in hospital Percentage of hospital patients with pneumonia who received the initial antibiotic consistent with current recommendations Highest
Heart attack - PCI in 90 minutes Percentage of hospital patients with heart attack who received percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) within 90 minutes of arrival Highest
Pneumonia - blood cultures before antibiotics in hospital Percentage of hospital patients with pneumonia who had blood cultures collected before antibiotics were administered Highest
Home health care - needed urgent care Percentage of home health care patients who need urgent, unplanned medical care Lowest


Idaho'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
Blood cholesterol testing Percentage of adults who had their blood cholesterol checked within the preceding 5 years 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
Children receiving MMR vaccine Percentage of children ages 19-35 months who received 1 dose of measles-mumps-rubella vaccine Highest
Children fully vaccinated Percentage of children ages 19-35 months who received all recommended vaccines (4:3:1:3:3) Highest
Pap tests Percentage of women age 18 and over who received a Pap smear within the last 3 years Highest

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