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Missouri

Strongest and Weakest Measures


Missouri'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
Home health care - improved ability to get in and out of bed Percentage of home health care patients who get better at getting in and out of bed Highest
Home health care - improved bathing Percentage of home health care patients who get better at bathing Highest
Pneumonia - blood cultures before antibiotics in hospital Percentage of hospital patients with pneumonia who had blood cultures collected before antibiotics were administered 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
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


Missouri'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
Fecal occult blood tests Percentage of adults age 50 and over who received a fecal occult blood test in the last 2 years Highest
Lung cancer deaths Lung cancer deaths per 100,000 population Lowest
Pediatric admissions - asthma Pediatric asthma admissions ages 2-17 (excluding patients with cystic fibrosis or anomalies of the respiratory system and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population Lowest
Pediatric admissions - diabetes, short-term complications Pediatric admissions ages 6-17 for diabetes with short-term complications (excluding transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 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.