Vermont

Vermont

Overall Rank: 2

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VT Overall - Senior (2013-2016) see more
  • Weighted sum of the number of standard deviations each core measure is from the national average

Strengths

  • Low prevalence of smoking
  • High SNAP enrollment
  • High health status

Challenges

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

Highlights

  • In the past year, smoking decreased 22% from 7.4% to 5.8% of adults aged 65+.
  • In the past year, food insecurity increased 24% from 12.3% to 15.3% of adults aged 60+.
  • In the past 2 years, geriatrician shortfall increased 40% from 43.6% to 61.2% of needed geriatricians.
  • In the past 2 years, hip fractures decreased 25% from 6.9 to 5.2 hospitalizations per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
  • In the past 3 years, hospice care use increased 46% from 23.5% to 34.4% of decedents aged 65+.

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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 17 65.5 view View Actions
All Determinants - Senior 2 0.426 view View Actions
All Outcomes - Senior 8 0.192 view View Actions
Behaviors - Seniors 3 0.139 view View Actions
Clinical Care - Seniors 30 -0.004 view View Actions
Community - Seniors 6 0.183 view View Actions
Community & Environment - Macro - Seniors 10 0.087 view View Actions
Community & Environment - Micro - Seniors 6 0.096 view View Actions
Community Support 5 2060 view View Actions
Dedicated Health Care Provider 6 96.1 view View Actions
Dental Visit - Seniors 6 71.9 view View Actions
Diabetes Management 37 76.5 view View Actions
Excessive Drinking - Seniors 42 8.5 view View Actions
Falls 41 31.7 view View Actions
Flu Vaccine 20 62.8 view View Actions
Food Insecurity 28 15.3 view View Actions
Frequent Mental Distress - Seniors 3 4.8 view View Actions
Geriatrician Shortfall 15 61.2 view View Actions
Health Screenings 27 85.2 view View Actions
Health Status - Seniors 3 49.7 view View Actions
Hip Fracture - Seniors 9 5.2 view View Actions
Home Health Care - Seniors 6 172.3 view View Actions
Home-Delivered Meals 4 55 view View Actions
Hospice Care - Seniors 47 34.4 view View Actions
Hospital Deaths - Seniors 37 22.9 view View Actions
Hospital Readmissions - Seniors 18 14.4 view View Actions
ICU Use - Seniors 2 4.7 view View Actions
Low-Care Nursing Home Residents 10 7.6 view View Actions
Nursing Home Quality 29 44.1 view View Actions
Obesity - Seniors 10 25.5 view View Actions
Overall - Senior 2 0.618 view View Actions
Pain Management - Seniors 28 45.2 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity - Seniors 11 27.7 view View Actions
Policy - Seniors 5 0.107 view View Actions
Poverty - Seniors 6 7.1 view View Actions
Premature Death - Seniors 8 1555 view View Actions
Prescription Drug Coverage-Seniors 31 84 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations-Seniors 11 43.2 view View Actions
Recommended Hospital Care-Seniors 37 97 view View Actions
Smoking - Seniors 2 5.8 view View Actions
SNAP Reach 1 124.4 view View Actions
Teeth Extractions - Seniors 33 16.9 view View Actions
Underweight - Seniors 20 1.5 view View Actions
Volunteerism 8 33.6 view View Actions


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