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Maryland

Strongest and Weakest Measures


Maryland'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 short-stay residents - with moderate to severe pain Percentage of short-stay nursing home residents who had moderate to severe pain Lowest
Nursing home long-stay residents - with moderate to severe pain Percentage of long-stay nursing home residents who have moderate to severe pain Lowest
Pneumonia deaths in hospital Deaths per 1,000 adult admissions with pneumonia as principal diagnosis (excluding obstetric admissions and transfers to another hospital) Lowest
Congestive heart failure deaths in hospital Deaths per 1,000 adult hospital admissions with congestive heart failure as principal diagnosis (excluding obstetric admissions and transfers to another hospital) Lowest
Heart attack deaths in hospital Deaths per 1,000 adult admissions with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) as principal diagnosis (excluding transfers to another hospital) Lowest


Maryland'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
Adult admissions - hypertension Admissions for hypertension (excluding patients with cardiac procedures, obstetric conditions, and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 adult population Lowest
Adult admissions - asthma Adult asthma admissions (excluding patients with cystic fibrosis or anomalies of the respiratory system, obstetric admissions, and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population Lowest
Admissions for seniors - asthma Adult asthma admissions age 65 and over (excluding patients with cystic fibrosis or anomalies of the respiratory system, obstetric admissions and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population Lowest
Adult admissions - angina without procedure Admissions for angina without procedure (excluding patients with cardiac procedures, transfers from other institutions, and obstetric admissions) per 100,000 adult population Lowest
Postoperative sepsis per 1,000 elective-surgery discharges Postoperative sepsis per 1,000 adult elective-surgery discharges with an operating room procedure (excluding patients admitted for infection; patients with cancer or immunocompromised states; obstetric conditions; stays under 4 days; and admissions specifically for sepsis) Lowest

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