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Washington

Strongest and Weakest Measures


Washington'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 - home after home health care Percentage of home health care patients who stay at home after an episode of home health care ended Highest
End stage renal disease - hemodialysis with arteriovenous fistula Percentage of new end stage renal disease patients who initiated hemodialysis with an arteriovenous fistula Highest
Adult admissions - asthma Adult asthma admissions (excluding patients with cystic fibrosis or anomalies of the respiratory system, obstetric admissions, and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population Lowest
Adult admissions - bacterial pneumonia Bacterial pneumonia admissions (excluding sickle cell or hemoglobin-S conditions, transfers from other institutions, and obstetric admissions) per 100,000 adult population Lowest
Admissions for seniors - asthma Adult asthma admissions age 65 and over (excluding patients with cystic fibrosis or anomalies of the respiratory system, obstetric admissions and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population Lowest
Mortality ratio for dialysis patients Ratio of observed deaths to expected deaths among hemodialysis patients Lowest


Washington'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
Hospice care - timely referral to hospice Percentage of hospice patient caregivers who perceived patient was referred to hospice at the right time Highest
Children receiving hepititis B vaccine Percentage of children ages 19-35 months who received 3 or more doses of hepatitis B vaccine Highest
Home health care - improved drug management Percentage of home health care patients who get better at taking their medication correctly Highest
Children receiving polio vaccine Percentage of children ages 19-35 months who received 3 or more doses of polio vaccine Highest
Nursing home long-stay residents - low-risk with urinary catheter left in Percentage of low-risk long-stay nursing home residents with a catheter inserted and left in their bladder 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

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