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Mississippi

Strongest and Weakest Measures


Mississippi'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
Home health care - improved drug management Percentage of home health care patients who get better at taking their medication correctly Highest
Nursing home long-stay residents - received flu vaccine Percentage of long-stay nursing home residents who received influenza vaccination during the flu season Highest
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 - low-risk with pressure sores Percentage of low-risk long-stay nursing home residents who have pressure sores Lowest


Mississippi'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 - home after home health care Percentage of home health care patients who stay at home after an episode of home health care ended 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
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
Home health care - needed urgent care Percentage of home health care patients who need urgent, unplanned medical care Lowest
Prostate cancer deaths Prostate cancer deaths per 100,000 male population Lowest

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