Vermont

Vermont

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VT Overall - Senior (2013-2015) see more
  • Weighted sum of the number of standard deviations each core measure is from the national average

Strengths

  • Ready availability of home-delivered meals
  • High SNAP enrollment
  • Low ICU use

Challenges

  • High prevalence of chronic drinking
  • Low hospice care use
  • High prevalence of falls

Highlights

  • In the past year, hip fractures decreased 19% from 6.9 to 5.6 hospitalizations per 1000 Medicare beneficiaries.
  • In the past year, hospice care increased 13% from 28.5% to 32.2% of decedents aged 65 and older.
  • In the past year, poor mental health days decreased 14% from 2.2 to 1.9 days in previous 30.
  • In the past year, food insecurity increased 14% from 10.8% to 12.3% of adults aged 60 and older.
  • In the past year, diabetes management decreased 4% from 79.7% to 76.7% of Medicare beneficiaries.

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Core Measure Impact

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Core Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Able-bodied 8 66.6 view View Actions
All Determinants - Senior 1 0.512 view View Actions
All Outcomes - Senior 9 0.153 view View Actions
Behaviors - Seniors 4 0 view View Actions
Chronic Drinking 35 4.5 view View Actions
Clinical Care - Seniors 13 0.046 view View Actions
Community - Seniors 2 0.233 view View Actions
Community & Environment - Macro - Seniors 7 0.099 view View Actions
Community & Environment - Micro - Seniors 4 0.134 view View Actions
Community Support 5 2479.34 view View Actions
Dedicated Health Care Provider 9 95.7 view View Actions
Dental Visit - Seniors 12 70.6 view View Actions
Diabetes Management 34 76.7 view View Actions
Falls 43 32 view View Actions
Flu Vaccine 18 65 view View Actions
Food Insecurity 10 12.3 view View Actions
Geriatrician Shortfall 15 61.2 view View Actions
Health Screenings 10 89.2 view View Actions
Health Status - Seniors 3 49.9 view View Actions
Hip Fracture - Seniors 12 5.6 view View Actions
Home Health Care - Seniors 6 175.3 view View Actions
Home-Delivered Meals 4 64 view View Actions
Hospice Care - Seniors 46 32.2 view View Actions
Hospital Deaths - Seniors 39 25.1 view View Actions
Hospital Readmissions - Seniors 6 13.9 view View Actions
ICU Use - Seniors 2 4.4 view View Actions
Low-Care Nursing Home Residents 7 6.45 view View Actions
Nursing Home Quality 11 48.7 view View Actions
Obesity - Seniors 12 25.4 view View Actions
Overall - Senior 1 0.664 view View Actions
Pain Management - Seniors 28 45.2 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity - Seniors 6 26.9 view View Actions
Policy - Seniors 5 0.122 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days - Seniors 9 1.9 view View Actions
Poverty - Seniors 7 7.3 view View Actions
Premature Death - Seniors 23 1707.5 view View Actions
Prescription Drug Coverage-Seniors 29 86.2 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations-Seniors 12 48.3 view View Actions
Recommended Hospital Care-Seniors 10 97.1 view View Actions
Smoking - Seniors 10 7.4 view View Actions
SNAP Reach 1 136.8 view View Actions
Teeth Extractions - Seniors 30 17.5 view View Actions
Underweight - Seniors 10 1.3 view View Actions
Volunteerism 9 32.8 view View Actions


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