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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Figure H.5 Quality measures with at least a threefold difference between the State with the highest value and the State with the lowest value (Text Description)

Figure H.5 is a vertical bar graph comparing six quality measures marked by a threefold or greater difference in the ratio of highest to lowest State values.

The first vertical bar represents the care measure with the greatest difference between the State with the highest value and the State with the lowest value, "Nursing home chronic care residents with physical restraints." The graph indicates the measure varies by a multiple of 8.4 across the States.

Moving left, the second vertical bar represents the care measure, "Hemodialysis patients with adequate dialysis," and indicates the measure varies by a multiple of 6.3 across the States.

The third vertical bar represents the care measure, "Pediatric asthma admissions," and indicates the measure varies by a multiple of 5.0 across the States.

The fourth vertical bar represents the care measure, "Prenatal care in first trimester," and indicates the measure varies by a multiple of 4.3 across the States.

The fifth vertical bar represents the care measure, "Appropriate heart attack care," and indicates the measure varies by a multiple of 3.8 across the States.

The sixth vertical bar represents the care measure, "Suicide death rate," and indicates the measure varies by a multiple of 3.7 across the States.

Note: Only the 22 core report measures for which more than 30 States had data are included in this chart. All measure values are aligned in the same direction as a negative (e.g., not receiving prenatal care) in computing the ratio.

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