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New Mexico

Strongest and Weakest Measures


New Mexico'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
Breast cancer deaths Breast cancer deaths per 100,000 female population Lowest
Lung cancer deaths Lung cancer deaths per 100,000 population Lowest
HIV deaths HIV infection deaths per 100,000 population Lowest
Nursing home long-stay residents - more depressed or anxious Percentage of long-stay nursing home residents who are more depressed or anxious Lowest
All cancer deaths All cancer deaths per 100,000 population Lowest


New Mexico'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
Nursing home short-stay residents - received flu vaccine Percentage of short-stay nursing home residents who received influenza vaccination during the flu season Highest
Nursing home long-stay residents - received pneumococcal vaccine Percentage of long-stay nursing home residents who were assessed and received pneumococcal vaccination Highest
Nursing home short-stay residents - received pneumococcal vaccine Percentage of short-stay nursing home residents who were assessed and received pneumococcal vaccination Highest
Always got routine appointments - adults on Medicare fee-for-service Percentage of adults who had an appointment for routine health care in the last 12 months who always got appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, Medicare fee-for-service Highest
Blood cholesterol testing Percentage of adults who had their blood cholesterol checked within the preceding 5 years 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
Pneumonia - recommended initial antibiotics in hospital Percentage of hospital patients with pneumonia who received the initial antibiotic consistent with current recommendations Highest
Nursing home long-stay residents - received flu vaccine Percentage of long-stay nursing home residents who received influenza vaccination during the flu season Highest
Suicide deaths Suicide deaths per 100,000 population Lowest

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