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Illinois

Strongest and Weakest Measures


Illinois'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 - improved drug management Percentage of home health care patients who get better at taking their medication correctly Highest
Home health care - improved pain management when mobile Percentage of home health care patients who have less pain when moving around Highest
Hospice care - patients' wishes followed Percentage of hospice patients who received care consistent with their wishes 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
Iatrogenic pneumothorax per 1,000 discharges Iatrogenic pneumothorax per 1,000 adult discharges (excluding obstetrical admissions and patients with chest trauma, thoracic surgery, lung or pleural biopsy, or cardiac surgery) Lowest


Illinois'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
Nursing home long-stay residents - received pneumococcal vaccine Percentage of long-stay nursing home residents who were assessed and received pneumococcal vaccination Highest
Nursing home short-stay residents - received pneumococcal vaccine Percentage of short-stay nursing home residents who were assessed and received pneumococcal vaccination Highest
Flu vaccine - age 65 and over Percentage of adults age 65 and over who received an influenza vaccination in the last 12 months Highest
Pneumonia vaccine ever - age 65 plus Percentage of adults age 65 and over who ever received a pneumococcal vaccination 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

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