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New Hampshire

Strongest and Weakest Measures


New Hampshire'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
Dialysis and on kidney transplant list Percentage of dialysis patients under age 70 who were registered on a waiting list for transplantation Highest
Heart failure - recommended hospital care received Percentage of hospital patients with heart failure who received recommended hospital care 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
Pneumonia - pneumococcal vaccination screening in hospital Percentage of hospital patients age 65 and over with pneumonia who received pneumococcal screening or vaccination Highest
Pneumonia vaccine ever - age 65 plus Percentage of adults age 65 and over who ever received a pneumococcal vaccination Highest
Pneumonia - recommended hospital care received Percentage of hospital patients with pneumonia who received recommended hospital care Highest
Pneumonia - flu vaccination screening in hospital Percentage of hospital patients age 50 and over with pneumonia discharged during October-February who received influenza screening or vaccination Highest
Children fully vaccinated Percentage of children ages 19-35 months who received all recommended vaccines (4:3:1:3:3) Highest


New Hampshire'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
Obstetric trauma per 1,000 instrument-assisted deliveries Obstetric trauma with 3rd or 4th degree lacerations per 1,000 instrument-assisted vaginal deliveries Lowest
Iatrogenic pneumothorax per 1,000 discharges Iatrogenic pneumothorax per 1,000 adult discharges (excluding obstetrical admissions and patients with chest trauma, thoracic surgery, lung or pleural biopsy, or cardiac surgery) Lowest
Congestive heart failure deaths in hospital Deaths per 1,000 adult hospital admissions with congestive heart failure as principal diagnosis (excluding obstetric admissions and transfers to another hospital) Lowest
Nursing home long-stay residents - more depressed or anxious Percentage of long-stay nursing home residents who are more depressed or anxious Lowest
Obstetric trauma per 1,000 cesarean deliveries Obstetric trauma with 3rd or 4th degree lacerations per 1,000 cesarean deliveries Lowest

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