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

Future Directions for the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities

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

MnemonicNHQR MeasureDenominator PopulationPop. VPI (QALYs)Share of Total VQICumulative % VQI
NHQR_DMHTNPercent of adults with diagnosed diabetes with most recent blood pressure <140/80 mm/Hg17,268,9737,021,53739.33%39.33%
NHQR_DMFOOTAdults age 40+ with diagnosed diabetes who had their feet checked for sores or irritation in the calendar year17,268,9732,326,16513.03%52.36%
NHQR_PAP3YRPercent of women (age 18 and over) who report they had a Pap smear within the past 3 yrs15,272,4482,120,55811.88%64.24%
NHQR_DMCHOLAdults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes with total cholesterol <200 mg/dL17,268,9731,828,05610.24%74.48%
NHQR_DMHBA1CPercent of adults with diagnosed diabetes with HbA1c level >9.5% (poor control); <7.0 (optimal); <9.0 (minimally acceptable17,268,9731,474,3948.26%82.74%
NHQR_BRCA2YRMAMMPercent of women (age 40+) who report they had a mammogram within the past 2 year60,428,5541,167,4746.54%89.28%
NHQR_HIVEVERPeople ages 15-44 who ever received an HIV test outside of blood donation126,006,034529,7042.97%92.25%
NHQR_DMEYEAdults age 40+ with diagnosed diabetes who received a dilated eye examination in the calendar year17,268,973414,1322.32%94.57%
NHQR_CRC50EVERCOLONAdults age 50 and over who ever received a colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, or proctoscopy14,992,188366,8292.05%96.62%
NHQR_CRCBIFOBTAdults age 50 and over who received a fecal occult blood test (FOBT) in the last 2 years6,895,908253,9381.42%98.04%
NHQR_CAPVACC65EVPercent of individuals age 65+ who ever received a pneumococcal vaccination38,869,716161,2910.90%98.95%
NHQR_AMIBBPercent of AMI patients administered beta blockers prescribed at discharge682,699123,1720.69%99.64%
NHQR_HFACEPercent of hospital patients with heart failure and left ventricular systolic dysfunction who were prescribed ACE inhibitor or ARB at discharge295,10164,9760.36%100.00%
NHQR_BSICVCBloodstream infections (BSIs) per 1,000 central venous catheter (CVC) placements—CH/SSD ext140,00000.00%100.00%
Total  17,852,224100.00% 

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Page last reviewed December 2010
Internet Citation: Table F-2: 14 NHQR Measures Ranked in Descending Order of Value of Per: Future Directions for the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities . December 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/iomqrdrreport/futureqrdrapftab2.html