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Utah

Strongest and Weakest Measures


Utah'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
Renal failure and kidney transplant Patients with treated chronic kidney failure who received a transplant within 3 years of date of renal failure Highest
Home health care - home after home health care Percentage of home health care patients who stay at home after an episode of home health care ended Highest
Lung cancer deaths Lung cancer deaths per 100,000 population Lowest
All cancer deaths All cancer deaths per 100,000 population Lowest
Home health care - needed urgent care Percentage of home health care patients who need urgent, unplanned medical care Lowest
Colorectal cancer deaths Colorectal cancer deaths per 100,000 population per year Lowest


Utah'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
Fecal occult blood tests Percentage of adults age 50 and over who received a fecal occult blood test in the last 2 years Highest
Pap tests Percentage of women age 18 and over who received a Pap smear within the last 3 years Highest
Always had good communication with providers - adults on Medicare fee-for-service Percentage of adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers always listened carefully, explained things clearly, respected what they had to say, and spent enough time with them, Medicare fee-for-service Highest
Adequate dialysis Percentage of adult hemodialysis patients with adequate dialysis Highest
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 - with moderate to severe pain Percentage of long-stay nursing home residents who have moderate to severe pain Lowest
Pediatric admissions - perforated appendix Admissions with perforated appendix per 1,000 admissions, ages1-17, with appendicitis (excluding transfers from other institutions, obstetric admissions, normal newborns, and neonates) Lowest

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