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Virginia

Strongest and Weakest Measures


Virginia'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 failure - ACEI/ARB at discharge Percentage of hospital patients with heart failure and left ventricular systolic dysfunction who were prescribed ACE inhibitor or ARB at discharge Highest
Heart failure - recommended hospital care received Percentage of hospital patients with heart failure who received recommended hospital care Highest
Pneumonia - flu vaccination screening in hospital Percentage of hospital patients age 50 and over with pneumonia discharged during October-February who received influenza screening or vaccination Highest
Colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy Percentage of adults age 50 and over who ever received a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy Highest
Iatrogenic pneumothorax per 1,000 discharges Iatrogenic pneumothorax per 1,000 adult discharges (excluding obstetrical admissions and patients with chest trauma, thoracic surgery, lung or pleural biopsy, or cardiac surgery) Lowest


Virginia'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 vaccine ever - high-risk, age 18-64 Percentage of high-risk people ages 18-64 who ever received a pneumococcal vaccination Highest
Family caregivers - wanting limited information about death expectations Percentage of family caregivers who did not want more information about what to expect while the patient was dying Highest
Nursing home short-stay residents - received pneumococcal vaccine Percentage of short-stay nursing home residents who were assessed and received pneumococcal vaccination 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 declining mobility Percentage of long-stay nursing home residents whose ability to move about in and around their room declined Lowest

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