Asthma Care Quality Improvement

Table 4.2. Six Quality Measures for Asthma: National Average, Best-in-class Average, and Poorest Performing Average, 2004

Measure category
(as described in Table 4.1)
  National average Best-in-class average Poorest performing average Number of
States reporting
Measure description % of people Standard error % of people Standard error % of people Standard error
Process Measures
A.2 Medications (in the past month) 69.6 0.9 76.5 2.9 60.6 3.9 25*
A.5 Planned care visits (2 or more in the past 12 months) 30.2 0.9 37.6 3.2 17.8 2.5 25*
A.5 Smoking (counseling in the past 12 months) 78.9 1.5 83.9 4.5 64.2 8.2 20
Flu shots (in the past 12 months) 42.8 0.6 53.0 3.2 33.7 3.3 52**
Outcome Measures
C.2 Urgent care visits (in the past 12 months) 28.7 0.9 19.9 2.3 34.6 3.1 25*
Emergency room visits (in the past 12 months) 17.4 0.7 10.2 1.8 26.7 2.7 25*

* Includes Puerto Rico.
** Includes Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2004.

Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Table 4.2. Six Quality Measures for Asthma: National Average, Best-in-class Average, and Poorest Performing Average, 2004. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/quality-resources/tools/asthmaqual/asthmacare/table4-2.html