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Texas

Strongest and Weakest Measures


Texas'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
Nursing home long-stay residents - with too much weight loss Percentage of long-stay nursing home residents who lose too much weight Lowest
Prostate cancer deaths Prostate cancer deaths per 100,000 male population Lowest
Nursing home short-stay residents - with moderate to severe pain Percentage of short-stay nursing home residents who had moderate to severe pain Lowest
Nursing home long-stay residents - low-risk with pressure sores Percentage of low-risk long-stay nursing home residents who have pressure sores Lowest


Texas'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
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 bathing Percentage of home health care patients who get better at bathing Highest
Diabetes hemoglobin A1c tests Percentage of adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a hemoglobin A1c measurement in the calendar year 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

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