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Montana

Strongest and Weakest Measures


Montana'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
Hospice care - patients' wishes followed Percentage of hospice patients who received care consistent with their wishes Highest
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
Pneumonia vaccine ever - high-risk, age 18-64 Percentage of high-risk people ages 18-64 who ever received a pneumococcal vaccination Highest
Inpatient surgery - antibiotics within 1 hour Percentage of adult surgery patients who received prophylactic antibiotics within 1 hour prior to surgical incision Highest
Colorectal cancer deaths Colorectal cancer deaths per 100,000 population per year Lowest


Montana'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
Children fully vaccinated Percentage of children ages 19-35 months who received all recommended vaccines (4:3:1:3:3) Highest
Children receiving MMR vaccine Percentage of children ages 19-35 months who received 1 dose of measles-mumps-rubella vaccine Highest
Children receiving hepititis B vaccine Percentage of children ages 19-35 months who received 3 or more doses of hepatitis B vaccine Highest
Children receiving varicella vaccine Percentage of children ages 19-35 months who received 1 or more dose of varicella vaccine Highest
Children receiving DPT vaccine Percentage of children ages 19-35 months who received 4 or more doses of diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus vaccine Highest
Children receiving polio vaccine Percentage of children ages 19-35 months who received 3 or more doses of polio vaccine Highest

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