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Maine

Strongest and Weakest Measures


Maine'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
Inpatient surgery - appropriate antibiotic timing Percentage of adult surgery patients who received appropriate timing of antibiotics Highest
Inpatient surgery - antibiotics within 1 hour Percentage of adult surgery patients who received prophylactic antibiotics within 1 hour prior to surgical incision Highest
Children receiving DPT vaccine Percentage of children ages 19-35 months who received 4 or more doses of diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus vaccine Highest
Inpatient surgery - antibiotics stopped within 24 hours Percentage of adult surgery patients who had prophylactic antibiotics discontinued within 24 hours after surgery end time Highest
Mortality ratio for dialysis patients Ratio of observed deaths to expected deaths among hemodialysis patients Lowest


Maine'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 - with declining mobility Percentage of long-stay nursing home residents whose ability to move about in and around their room declined Lowest
Nursing home long-stay residents - more depressed or anxious Percentage of long-stay nursing home residents who are more depressed or anxious 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
Obstetric trauma per 1,000 cesarean deliveries Obstetric trauma with 3rd or 4th degree lacerations per 1,000 cesarean deliveries Lowest
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

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