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Nevada

Strongest and Weakest Measures


Nevada'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
Home health care - less urinary incontinence Percentage of home health care patients who have less urinary incontinence Highest
Home health care - improved bathing Percentage of home health care patients who get better at bathing Highest
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
Home health care - improved drug management Percentage of home health care patients who get better at taking their medication correctly Highest
Admissions for seniors - influenza Immunization-preventable influenza admissions ages 65 and over (excluding transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population Lowest


Nevada'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 long-stay residents - received flu vaccine Percentage of long-stay nursing home residents who received influenza vaccination during the flu season Highest
Always got routine appointments - adults on Medicare managed care 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 managed care Highest
Diabetes foot exams Percentage of adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who had their feet checked for sores or irritation in the calendar year Highest
Flu vaccine - age 65 and over Percentage of adults age 65 and over who received an influenza vaccination in the last 12 months Highest
Diabetes with flu shots Percentage of noninstitutionalized high-risk adults ages 18-64 with diabetes who had an influenza immunization in the past year Highest
Children receiving hepititis B vaccine Percentage of children ages 19-35 months who received 3 or more doses of hepatitis B vaccine Highest
Adult patients - poor communication with doctors Percentage of adult hospital patients who sometimes or never had good communication with doctors in the hospital Lowest

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