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Vermont

Strongest and Weakest Measures


Vermont'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
Pneumonia - antibiotics within 6 hours in hospital Percentage of hospital patients with pneumonia who received the initial antibiotic dose within 6 hours of hospital arrival Highest
Pneumonia - blood cultures before antibiotics in hospital Percentage of hospital patients with pneumonia who had blood cultures collected before antibiotics were administered Highest
Inpatient surgery - antibiotics stopped within 24 hours Percentage of adult surgery patients who had prophylactic antibiotics discontinued within 24 hours after surgery end time Highest
Pneumonia - recommended initial antibiotics in hospital Percentage of hospital patients with pneumonia who received the initial antibiotic consistent with current recommendations Highest
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
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 - hypertension Admissions for hypertension (excluding patients with cardiac procedures, obstetric conditions, and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 adult population Lowest
Pediatric admissions - asthma Pediatric asthma admissions ages 2-17 (excluding patients with cystic fibrosis or anomalies of the respiratory system and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population Lowest


Vermont'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 breathing Percentage of home health care patients who have less shortness of breath Highest
Home health care - less urinary incontinence Percentage of home health care patients who have less urinary incontinence Highest
Children receiving varicella vaccine Percentage of children ages 19-35 months who received 1 or more dose of varicella vaccine Highest
Congestive heart failure deaths in hospital Deaths per 1,000 adult hospital admissions with congestive heart failure as principal diagnosis (excluding obstetric admissions and transfers to another hospital) Lowest
Nursing home long-stay residents - with urinary tract infections Percentage of long-stay nursing home residents with a urinary tract infection Lowest

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