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Oregon

Strongest and Weakest Measures


Oregon'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 attack - ACEI or ARB at discharge Percentage of hospital patients with heart attack and left ventricular systolic dysfunction who were prescribed ACE inhibitor or ARB at discharge Highest
Pneumonia vaccine ever - high-risk, age 18-64 Percentage of high-risk people ages 18-64 who ever received a pneumococcal vaccination Highest
Nursing home long-stay residents - with increased need for help Percentage of long-stay nursing home residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased Lowest
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
Pediatric admissions - asthma Pediatric asthma admissions ages 2-17 (excluding patients with cystic fibrosis or anomalies of the respiratory system and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population Lowest


Oregon'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
Home health care - improved bathing Percentage of home health care patients who get better at bathing Highest
Home health care - improved drug management Percentage of home health care patients who get better at taking their medication correctly Highest
Nursing home long-stay residents - low-risk with urinary catheter left in Percentage of low-risk long-stay nursing home residents with a catheter inserted and left in their bladder Lowest
Nursing home long-stay residents - with urinary tract infections Percentage of long-stay nursing home residents with a urinary tract infection Lowest

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