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Kansas

Strongest and Weakest Measures


Kansas'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 - appropriate medication for pain management Percentage of hospice patients who received the right amount of medicine for pain management Highest
Home health care - improved mobility Percentage of home health care patients who get better at walking or moving around Highest
Family caregivers - wanting limited information about death expectations Percentage of family caregivers who did not want more information about what to expect while the patient was dying 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
Selected infections due to medical care per 1,000 discharges Selected infections due to medical care per 1,000 adult medical and surgical discharges or obstetric admissions (excluding immunocompromised and cancer patients, stays under 2 days, and admissions specifically for such infections), Lowest
Nursing home long-stay residents - physically restrained Percentage of long-stay nursing home residents who were physically restrained Lowest


Kansas'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
Heart failure - recommended hospital care received Percentage of hospital patients with heart failure who received recommended hospital care Highest
Heart failure - evaluation of ejection fraction test in hospital Percentage of hospital patients with heart failure who received an evaluation of left ventricular ejection fraction Highest
Pneumonia - pneumococcal vaccination screening in hospital Percentage of hospital patients age 65 and over with pneumonia who received pneumococcal screening or vaccination Highest
Pneumonia - recommended initial antibiotics in hospital Percentage of hospital patients with pneumonia who received the initial antibiotic consistent with current recommendations Highest
Pneumonia - flu vaccination screening in hospital Percentage of hospital patients age 50 and over with pneumonia discharged during October-February who received influenza screening or vaccination Highest
Pneumonia - recommended hospital care received Percentage of hospital patients with pneumonia who received recommended hospital care Highest

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