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Kentucky

Strongest and Weakest Measures


Kentucky'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
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
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
HIV deaths HIV infection deaths per 100,000 population Lowest
Nursing home short-stay residents - with delirium Percentage of short-stay nursing home residents with delirium Lowest


Kentucky'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 - ACEI/ARB at discharge Percentage of hospital patients with heart failure and left ventricular systolic dysfunction who were prescribed ACE inhibitor or ARB at discharge Highest
Diabetes eye exams Percentage of adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a dilated eye examination in the calendar year Highest
Adult admissions - heart failure Adult admissions for congestive heart failure (excluding patients with cardiac procedures, obstetric conditions, and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population Lowest
All cancer deaths All cancer deaths per 100,000 population Lowest
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
Lung cancer deaths Lung cancer deaths per 100,000 population Lowest

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