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North Dakota

Strongest and Weakest Measures


North Dakota'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 short-stay residents - received pneumococcal vaccine Percentage of short-stay nursing home residents who were assessed and received pneumococcal vaccination Highest
Heart attack - ACEI or ARB at discharge Percentage of hospital patients with heart attack and left ventricular systolic dysfunction who were prescribed ACE inhibitor or ARB at discharge Highest
Pneumonia - antibiotics within 6 hours in hospital Percentage of hospital patients with pneumonia who received the initial antibiotic dose within 6 hours of hospital arrival 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 - high-risk with pressure sores Percentage of high-risk long-stay nursing home residents who have pressure sores Lowest


North Dakota'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 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
Heart failure - evaluation of ejection fraction test in hospital Percentage of hospital patients with heart failure who received an evaluation of left ventricular ejection fraction Highest
Heart failure - recommended hospital care received Percentage of hospital patients with heart failure who received recommended hospital care Highest
Adequate dialysis Percentage of adult hemodialysis patients with adequate dialysis Highest
Children receiving varicella vaccine Percentage of children ages 19-35 months who received 1 or more dose of varicella vaccine Highest
Nursing home short-stay residents - with delirium Percentage of short-stay nursing home residents with delirium Lowest

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