Figure 4.1. Six Quality Measures for Asthma: National Average, Best-in-class Average, and State Variation, by Region, 2004 (Text Description)

Asthma Care Quality Improvement: A Resource Guide for State Action

Graph representing values for six quality measures (below) of the Best-in-Class States Average and National Average for each of four regions: Northeast, Midwest, South and West, as well as Puerto Rico and Island Areas.

  • Routine care, 2 or more visits in the past 12 months. The best-in-class average is about 38 percent. The national average is about 32 percent. The range is about 18 to 39 percent. The Northeast and Midwest have the widest variations. The West has the smallest variation. Only one data point is shown for Puerto Rico and Island Areas.
  • Asthma medications taken in the past month. The best-in-class average is about 78 percent. The national average is about 70 percent. The range is about 58 to 79 percent. The South has the widest variation. The Northeast has the smallest variation. Only one data point is shown for Puerto Rico and Island Areas.
  • Smokers advised to quit smoking by a doctor. The best-in-class average is about 85 percent. The national average is about 80 percent. The range is about 55 to 87 percent. The Midwest has the widest variation. The Northeast has the smallest variation. Only one data point is shown for Puerto Rico and Island Areas.
  • Flu vaccine received in the past 12 months. The best-in-class average is about 55 percent. The national average is about 45 percent. The range is about 21 to 62 percent. The Midwest has the widest variation. The West and Puerto Rico and Island Areas have the smallest variations.
  • Urgent care visit at least 1 in the past 12 months. The best-in-class average is about 20 percent. The national average is about 32 percent. The range is about 18 to40 percent. The South has the widest variation. The Northeast has the smallest variation. Only one data point is shown for Puerto Rico and Island Areas.
  • Emergency room visit, at least 1 in the past 12 months. The best-in-class average is about 38 percent. The national average is about 32 percent. The range is about 18 to 39 percent. The Northeast and Midwest have the widest variation. The West has the smallest variation. Only one data point is shown for Puerto Rico and Island Areas.

Source: Calculated from Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data, 2004.

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Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Figure 4.1. Six Quality Measures for Asthma: National Average, Best-in-class Average, and State Variation, by Region, 2004 (Text Description): Asthma Care Quality Improvement: A Resource Guide for State Action. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/quality-resources/tools/asthmaqual/asthmacare/figure4-1txt.html