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South Carolina

Strongest and Weakest Measures


South Carolina'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 - improved breathing Percentage of home health care patients who have less shortness of breath Highest
Hospice care - appropriate medication for pain management Percentage of hospice patients who received the right amount of medicine for pain management Highest
Home health care - improved pain management when mobile Percentage of home health care patients who have less pain when moving around Highest
Home health care - improved bathing Percentage of home health care patients who get better at bathing 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


South Carolina'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
Dialysis and on kidney transplant list Percentage of dialysis patients under age 70 who were registered on a waiting list for transplantation 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
Nursing home long-stay residents - low-risk with less control of bowels or bladder Percentage of low-risk long-stay nursing home residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder Lowest
Nursing home long-stay residents - with too much weight loss Percentage of long-stay nursing home residents who lose too much weight Lowest
Adult admissions - diabetes, short-term complications Adult admissions for diabetes with short-term complications (excluding obstetric admissions and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population Lowest
Adult admissions - diabetes, long-term complications Adult admissions for diabetes with long-term complications (excluding obstetric admissions and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population Lowest

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