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Table F-3: 14 NHQR Measures Ranked in Descending Order of Value of Qua

Future Directions for the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities

Table F-3. 14 NHQR Measures Ranked in Descending Order of Value of Quality Improvement

MnemonicNHQR MeasureDenominator PopulationVQI (QALYs)Share of Total VQICumulative
% VQI
NHQR_DMHTNPercent of adults with diagnosed diabetes with most recent blood pressure <140/80 mm/Hg17,268,9732,913,93846.62%46.62%
NHQR_DMCHOLAdults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes with total cholesterol <200 mg/dL17,268,973824,45313.19%59.81%
NHQR_DMFOOTAdults age 40+ with diagnosed diabetes who had their feet checked for sores or irritation in the calendar year17,268,973681,56610.90%70.71%
NHQR_DMHBA1CPercent of adults with diagnosed diabetes with HbA1c level >9.5% (poor control); <7.0 (optimal); <9.0 (minimally acceptable17,268,973669,37510.71%81.42%
NHQR_HIVEVERPeople ages 15-44 who ever received an HIV test outside of blood donation126,006,034288,1594.61%86.03%
NHQR_PAP3YRPercent of women (age 18 and over) who report they had a Pap smear within the past 3 yrs15,272,448216,8013.47%89.50%
NHQR_DMEYEAdults age 40+ with diagnosed diabetes who received a dilated eye examination in the calendar year17,268,973166,8952.67%92.17%
NHQR_CRC50EVERCOLONAdults age 50 and over who ever received a colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, or proctoscopy14,992,188147,3752.36%94.53%
NHQR_BRCA2YRMAMMPercent of women (age 40+) who report they had a mammogram within the past 2 year60,428,554120,8331.93%96.46%
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 vaccination38,869,71668,8711.10%99.18%
NHQR_BSICVCBloodstream infections (BSIs) per 1,000 central venous catheter (CVC) placements—CH/SSD ext140,00027,8090.44%99.63%
NHQR_AMIBBPercent of AMI patients administered beta blockers prescribed at discharge682,69913,5490.22%99.85%
NHQR_HFACEPercent of hospital patients with heart failure and left ventricular systolic dysfunction who were prescribed ACE inhibitor or ARB at discharge295,1019,6160.15%100.00%
Total 349,927,5146,250,682100.00% 

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Current as of December 2010
Internet Citation: Table F-3: 14 NHQR Measures Ranked in Descending Order of Value of Qua: 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/futureqrdrapftab3.html