Future Directions for the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

Table F-3.14 NHQR Measures Ranked in Descending Order of Value of Quality Improvement

Mnemonic NHQR Measure Denominator Population VQI (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 2,913,938 46.62% 46.62%
NHQR_DMCHOL Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes with total cholesterol <200 mg/dL 17,268,973 824,453 13.19% 59.81%
NHQR_DMFOOT Adults age 40+ with diagnosed diabetes who had their feet checked for sores or irritation in the calendar year 17,268,973 681,566 10.90% 70.71%
NHQR_DMHBA1C Percent of adults with diagnosed diabetes with HbA1c level >9.5% (poor control); <7.0 (optimal); <9.0 (minimally acceptable 17,268,973 669,375 10.71% 81.42%
NHQR_HIVEVER People ages 15-44 who ever received an HIV test outside of blood donation 126,006,034 288,159 4.61% 86.03%
NHQR_PAP3YR Percent of women (age 18 and over) who report they had a Pap smear within the past 3 yrs 15,272,448 216,801 3.47% 89.50%
NHQR_DMEYE Adults age 40+ with diagnosed diabetes who received a dilated eye examination in the calendar year 17,268,973 166,895 2.67% 92.17%
NHQR_CRC50EVERCOLON Adults age 50 and over who ever received a colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, or proctoscopy 14,992,188 147,375 2.36% 94.53%
NHQR_BRCA2YRMAMM Percent of women (age 40+) who report they had a mammogram within the past 2 year 60,428,554 120,833 1.93% 96.46%
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 68,871 1.10% 99.18%
NHQR_BSICVC Bloodstream infections (BSIs) per 1,000 central venous catheter (CVC) placements—CH/SSD ext 140,000 27,809 0.44% 99.63%
NHQR_AMIBB Percent of AMI patients administered beta blockers prescribed at discharge 682,699 13,549 0.22% 99.85%
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 9,616 0.15% 100.00%
Total   349,927,514 6,250,682 100.00%  

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Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Table F-3.14 NHQR Measures Ranked in Descending Order of Value of Quality Improvement. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/iomqrdrreport/futureqrdrapftab3.html