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Minnesota

Strongest and Weakest Measures


Minnesota'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
Heart attack - PCI in 90 minutes Percentage of hospital patients with heart attack who received percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) within 90 minutes of arrival Highest
Diabetes foot exams Percentage of adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who had their feet checked for sores or irritation in the calendar year Highest
Coronary artery bypass graft deaths in hospital Deaths per 1,000 adult admissions ages 40 and over with coronary artery bypass graft (excluding obstetric admissions and transfers to another hospital) Lowest
Nursing home short-stay residents - with pressure sores Percentage of short-stay nursing home residents with pressure sores Lowest
Nursing home long-stay residents - bed/chair bound Percentage of long-stay nursing home residents who spend most of their time in bed or in a chair Lowest


Minnesota'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
Home health care - improved mobility Percentage of home health care patients who get better at walking or moving around Highest
Fecal occult blood tests Percentage of adults age 50 and over who received a fecal occult blood test in the last 2 years Highest
Home health care - improved bathing Percentage of home health care patients who get better at bathing Highest
Nursing home long-stay residents - more depressed or anxious Percentage of long-stay nursing home residents who are more depressed or anxious Lowest
Obstetric trauma per 1,000 cesarean deliveries Obstetric trauma with 3rd or 4th degree lacerations per 1,000 cesarean deliveries Lowest

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