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Rhode Island

Strongest and Weakest Measures


Rhode Island'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
Adequate dialysis Percentage of adult hemodialysis patients with adequate dialysis Highest
Home health care - less urinary incontinence Percentage of home health care patients who have less urinary incontinence Highest
Home health care - improved breathing Percentage of home health care patients who have less shortness of breath 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
Children receiving hepititis B vaccine Percentage of children ages 19-35 months who received 3 or more doses of hepatitis B vaccine Highest
Flu vaccine in past 12 months - high-risk, age 18-64 Percentage of adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who received an influenza vaccination in the last 12 months Highest


Rhode Island'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 - pneumococcal vaccination screening in hospital Percentage of hospital patients age 65 and over with pneumonia who received pneumococcal screening or vaccination Highest
Pneumonia - recommended hospital care received Percentage of hospital patients with pneumonia who received recommended hospital care Highest
Home health care - improved mobility Percentage of home health care patients who get better at walking or moving around Highest
Nursing home long-stay residents - with urinary tract infections Percentage of long-stay nursing home residents with a urinary tract infection Lowest
Obstetric trauma per 1,000 vaginal deliveries without instrument assistance Obstetric trauma with 3rd or 4th degree lacerations per 1,000 vaginal deliveries without instrument assistance Lowest
Coronary artery bypass graft deaths in hospital Deaths per 1,000 adult admissions ages 40 and over with coronary artery bypass graft (excluding obstetric admissions and transfers to another hospital) Lowest

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