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Table F-2: 14 NHQR Measures Ranked in Descending Order of Value of Per

Table F-2. 14 NHQR Measures Ranked in Descending Order of Value of Perfect Implementation

Mnemonic NHQR Measure Denominator Population Pop. VPI (QALYs) Share of Total VQI Cumulative % VQI
NHQR_DMHTN Percent of adults with diagnosed diabetes with most recent blood pressure <140/80 mm/Hg 17,268,973 7,021,537 39.33% 39.33%
NHQR_DMFOOT Adults age 40+ with diagnosed diabetes who had their feet checked for sores or irritation in the calendar year 17,268,973 2,326,165 13.03% 52.36%
NHQR_PAP3YR Percent of women (age 18 and over) who report they had a Pap smear within the past 3 yrs 15,272,448 2,120,558 11.88% 64.24%
NHQR_DMCHOL Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes with total cholesterol <200 mg/dL 17,268,973 1,828,056 10.24% 74.48%
NHQR_DMHBA1C Percent of adults with diagnosed diabetes with HbA1c level >9.5% (poor control); <7.0 (optimal); <9.0 (minimally acceptable 17,268,973 1,474,394 8.26% 82.74%
NHQR_BRCA2YRMAMM Percent of women (age 40+) who report they had a mammogram within the past 2 year 60,428,554 1,167,474 6.54% 89.28%
NHQR_HIVEVER People ages 15-44 who ever received an HIV test outside of blood donation 126,006,034 529,704 2.97% 92.25%
NHQR_DMEYE Adults age 40+ with diagnosed diabetes who received a dilated eye examination in the calendar year 17,268,973 414,132 2.32% 94.57%
NHQR_CRC50EVERCOLON Adults age 50 and over who ever received a colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, or proctoscopy 14,992,188 366,829 2.05% 96.62%
NHQR_CRCBIFOBT Adults age 50 and over who received a fecal occult blood test (FOBT) in the last 2 years 6,895,908 253,938 1.42% 98.04%
NHQR_CAPVACC65EV Percent of individuals age 65+ who ever received a pneumococcal vaccination 38,869,716 161,291 0.90% 98.95%
NHQR_AMIBB Percent of AMI patients administered beta blockers prescribed at discharge 682,699 123,172 0.69% 99.64%
NHQR_HFACE Percent of hospital patients with heart failure and left ventricular systolic dysfunction who were prescribed ACE inhibitor or ARB at discharge 295,101 64,976 0.36% 100.00%
NHQR_BSICVC Bloodstream infections (BSIs) per 1,000 central venous catheter (CVC) placements—CH/SSD ext 140,000 0 0.00% 100.00%
Total     17,852,224 100.00%  

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Internet Citation: Table F-2: 14 NHQR Measures Ranked in Descending Order of Value of Per. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/iomqrdrreport/futureqrdrapftab2.html