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Patient Outcomes

The charts below give helpful information on Adventist Home Health patient outcomes including State and National averages for each quality measure. This data has been gathered from the Quality Information Evaluation System (QIES) and is publicly available online via Medicare's Home Health Compare.

Quality of Patient Care Star Rating

Home Health Compare uses a quality of patient care star rating to show consumers how the performance of a home health agency compares to other agencies. Agencies get a rating from 1 to 5 stars, with 1 being the lowest score and 5 representing the highest performance. Agencies get more stars when they follow recommended care practices for more patients, and when more of their patients show improvement.

The quality of patient care star rating summarizes 9 of the 29 quality measures reported and provides a single indicator of an agency’s performance compared to other agencies.

Star Ratings Explained

  • 4-5 Stars: Performed better than other agencies on care practices and outcomes.
  • 3-3.5 Stars: Most agencies fall "in the middle".
  • 1-2 Stars: Performed below the average of other agencies on care practices and outcomes.
Adventist Maryland United States
KEY: AHH = Adventist Home Health
Measures Related to Managing Daily Activities
How to Read: Higher Percentages Are Better; Green Equals Better Than or Equal to State Average.
Quality Measure AHH MD U.S.
How often patients got better at walking or moving around. 79.9% 77.3% 74.1%
How often patients got better at getting in and out of bed. 82.8% 77.1% 72.3%
How often patients got better at bathing. 82.3% 79.5% 76.6%
Measures Related to Managing Pain & Treating Symptoms
How to Read: Higher Percentages Are Better; Green Equals Better Than or Equal to State Average.
Quality Measure AHH MD U.S.
How often patients had less pain when moving around. 86.3% 80.3% 77.2%
How often patients' breathing improved. 88.5% 82.8% 76.2%
Measures Related to Treating Wounds and Preventing Pressure Sores (Bed Sores)
How to Read: Higher Percentages Are Better; Green Equals Better Than or Equal to State Average.
Quality Measure AHH MD U.S.
How often patients' wounds improved or healed after an operation. 94.1% 92.2% 90.9%
Measures Related to Preventing Harm
How to Read: Higher Percentages Are Better; Green Equals Better Than or Equal to State Average.
Quality Measure AHH MD U.S.
How often the home health team began their patients' care in a timely manner. 98.9% 94.3% 93.9%
How often the home health team taught patients (or their family caregivers) about their drugs. 100.0% 99.1% 98.0%
How often patients got better at taking their drugs correctly by mouth. 73.1% 69.4% 64.6%
How often the home health team checked patients' risk of falling. 100.0% 99.6% 99.5%
How often the home health team checked patients for depression. 99.7% 97.1% 97.8%
How often the home health team determined whether patients received a flu shot for the current flu season. 85.0% 83.1% 77.8%
How often the home health team determined whether patients received a pneumococcal vaccine (pneumonia shot). 86.2% 82.8% 80.9%
For patients with diabetes, how often the home health team got doctor's orders, gave foot care, and taught patients about foot care. 99.7% 98.5% 97.4%
Measures Related to Preventing Unplanned Hospital Care
How to Read: Lower Percentages Are Better; Green Equals Better Than or Equal to State Average.
Quality Measure AHH MD U.S.
How often patients receiving home health care needed any urgent, unplanned care in the hospital emergency room without being admitted to the hospital. 12.0% 12.9% 12.9%
How often home health patients had to be admitted to the hospital. 14.4% 15.3% 15.8%
Patient Survey Summary
How to Read: Higher Percentages Are Better; Green Equals Better Than or Equal to State Average.
HHCAHPS AHH MD U.S.
How often the home health team gave care in a professional way. 86.0% 87.0% 88.0%
How well did the home health team communicate with patients. 87.0% 85.0% 85.0%
Did the home health team discuss medicines, pain, and home safety with patients. 83.0% 82.0% 83.0%
How do patients rate the overall care from the home health agency. 83.0% 82.0% 84.0%
Would patients recommend the home health agency to friends and family. 78.0% 76.0% 78.0%

Data Collection Period - Quality of Patient Care: October 1, 2016 – September 30, 2017, Preventing Unplanned Hospital Care: October 1, 2016 – September 30, 2017, Patient Survey Results: January 2017 – December 2017.

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