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Nebraska

Strongest and Weakest Measures


Nebraska'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
Pneumonia - blood cultures before antibiotics in hospital Percentage of hospital patients with pneumonia who had blood cultures collected before antibiotics were administered Highest
Family caregivers - wanting limited information about death expectations Percentage of family caregivers who did not want more information about what to expect while the patient was dying Highest
Always got appointment for illness/injury/condition - adults on Medicare fee-for-service Percentage of adults who needed care right away for an illness, injury, or condition in the last 12 months who always got care as soon as wanted, Medicare fee-for-service Highest
Selected infections due to medical care per 1,000 discharges Selected infections due to medical care per 1,000 adult medical and surgical discharges or obstetric admissions (excluding immunocompromised and cancer patients, stays under 2 days, and admissions specifically for such infections), 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


Nebraska'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
Adequate dialysis Percentage of adult hemodialysis patients with adequate dialysis Highest
Pneumonia deaths in hospital Deaths per 1,000 adult admissions with pneumonia as principal diagnosis (excluding obstetric admissions and transfers to another hospital) Lowest
Heart attack deaths in hospital Deaths per 1,000 adult admissions with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) as principal diagnosis (excluding transfers to another hospital) Lowest
Obstetric trauma per 1,000 vaginal deliveries without instrument assistance Obstetric trauma with 3rd or 4th degree lacerations per 1,000 vaginal deliveries without instrument assistance Lowest
Obstetric trauma per 1,000 instrument-assisted deliveries Obstetric trauma with 3rd or 4th degree lacerations per 1,000 instrument-assisted vaginal deliveries Lowest

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