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West Virginia

Strongest and Weakest Measures


West 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
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
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
Nursing home short-stay residents - with delirium Percentage of short-stay nursing home residents with delirium Lowest
Prostate cancer deaths Prostate cancer deaths per 100,000 male population Lowest
Obstetric trauma per 1,000 cesarean deliveries Obstetric trauma with 3rd or 4th degree lacerations per 1,000 cesarean deliveries Lowest


West 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
Colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy Percentage of adults age 50 and over who ever received a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy Highest
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
Pediatric admissions - diabetes, short-term complications Pediatric admissions ages 6-17 for diabetes with short-term complications (excluding transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population Lowest
Colorectal cancer deaths Colorectal cancer deaths per 100,000 population per year Lowest
All cancer deaths All cancer deaths per 100,000 population Lowest
Lung cancer deaths Lung cancer deaths per 100,000 population Lowest
Adult admissions - COPD Adult admissions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (excluding obstetric admissions and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population, age 18 and over, by State, 2004-2007 Lowest
Home health care - needed urgent care Percentage of home health care patients who need urgent, unplanned medical care Lowest

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