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New Jersey

Strongest and Weakest Measures


New Jersey'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
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 - complete instructions at discharge Percentage of hospital patients with heart failure who were given complete written discharge instructions Highest
Admissions for seniors - influenza Immunization-preventable influenza admissions ages 65 and over (excluding transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population Lowest
Pediatric admissions - perforated appendix Admissions with perforated appendix per 1,000 admissions, ages1-17, with appendicitis (excluding transfers from other institutions, obstetric admissions, normal newborns, and neonates) Lowest
Nursing home short-stay residents - with delirium Percentage of short-stay nursing home residents with delirium Lowest


New Jersey'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
Pneumonia vaccine ever - age 65 plus Percentage of adults age 65 and over who ever received a pneumococcal vaccination Highest
Nursing home short-stay residents - with pressure sores Percentage of short-stay nursing home residents with pressure sores Lowest
Adult admissions - asthma Adult asthma admissions (excluding patients with cystic fibrosis or anomalies of the respiratory system, obstetric admissions, and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population Lowest
Admissions for seniors - asthma Adult asthma admissions age 65 and over (excluding patients with cystic fibrosis or anomalies of the respiratory system, obstetric admissions and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population Lowest
Nursing home long-stay residents - high-risk with pressure sores Percentage of high-risk long-stay nursing home residents who have pressure sores Lowest
Breast cancer deaths Breast cancer deaths per 100,000 female population Lowest

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