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Indiana

Strongest and Weakest Measures


Indiana'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
Always got routine appointments - adults on Medicare managed care Percentage of adults who had an appointment for routine health care in the last 12 months who always got appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, Medicare managed care Highest
Always got routine appointments - adults on Medicare fee-for-service Percentage of adults who had an appointment for routine health care in the last 12 months who always got appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, Medicare fee-for-service Highest
HIV deaths HIV infection deaths per 100,000 population Lowest
Nursing home short-stay residents - with pressure sores Percentage of short-stay nursing home residents with pressure sores Lowest
Nursing home short-stay residents - with delirium Percentage of short-stay nursing home residents with delirium Lowest


Indiana'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
Pap tests Percentage of women age 18 and over who received a Pap smear within the last 3 years Highest
Diabetes hemoglobin A1c tests Percentage of adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a hemoglobin A1c measurement in the calendar year 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
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
Adult admissions - perforated appendix Admissions with perforated appendix per 1,000 adult admissions with appendicitis (excluding obstetric admissions and transfers from other institutions) Lowest
Nursing home long-stay residents - with increased need for help Percentage of long-stay nursing home residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased Lowest

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