Table D.1. Benchmarks available in or derivable from the NHQR by the measure set for diabetes care quality, including four sample States

Diabetes Care Quality Improvement: A Resource Guide for State Action

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 Benchmarks
MeasureTheoretic LimitBest-in class State averageaNational consensus-based goal (HP2010, Target/Baseline)National averageRegional averagebState average for four example States
(Fill in for your State)
NortheastMidwestSouthWestGAMAMIWA
Percent of adults with diabetes who had a hemoglobin A1c measurement at least once in the past year (BRFSS)10095.6n/a79.485.585.280.283.285.985.474.588.5
Percent of adults with diabetes who had a hemoglobin A1c measurement at least twice in the past year (BRFSS)10083.0TBD/59 (BRFSS 2000)61.169.268.162.261.570.569.055.865.8
Percent of patients with diabetes who had a lipid profile in past two years (MEPS)100n/an/a94.3n/an/an/a n/an/an/an/an/a
Percent of adults with diabetes who had a retinal eye examination in past year (BRFSS)10079.675/47 (NHIS 2000)66.771.172.565.2 63.470.469.062.369.7
Percent of adults with diabetes who had a foot examination in past year (BRFSS)10081.375/55 (BRFSS 1998)64.668.668.963.967.963.361.565.269.0
Percent of adults with diabetes who had an influenza immunization in past year (BRFSS)10059.0n/a37.442.646.139.2 40.730.444.826.649.6
Hospital admissions for uncontrolled diabetes per 100,000 population (HCUP)0n/a54/72 (HCUP 1996)28.530.128.035.715.6n/an/an/an/a
Hospital admissions for short-term complications of diabetes per 100,000 population (HCUP)0n/an/a51.248.145.461.443.3n/an/an/an/a
Hospital admissions for long term complications of diabetes per 100,000 population (HCUP)0n/an/a120.8135.8109.7133.696.2n/an/an/an/a
Hospital admissions for lower extremity amputations in patients with diabetes per 1,000 population (NHDS)0n/a1.8/4.1 (NHDS 1997)4.8n/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/a
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n/a = State estimates not available.
a Best in class estimate is the top 10 percent of State rates taken together as a simple average.
b Regional averages from BRFSS are simple averages because population estimates were not available to derive weighted averages; regional estimates from HCUP are reported in the NHQR and are based on weighted averages.

Source: National Healthcare Quality Report, 2003.

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Current as of August 2008
Internet Citation: Table D.1. Benchmarks available in or derivable from the NHQR by the measure set for diabetes care quality, including four sample States: Diabetes Care Quality Improvement: A Resource Guide for State Action. August 2008. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/quality-resources/tools/diabguide/diabqguidetabd.1.html