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created Jan 8 2016

updated Jan 20 2016

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These data are quality measures for each Utah small area calculated by the Utah Department of Health, Office of Healthcare Statistics (OHCS) using Utah’s All Payer Claims Database (APCD).

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Utah Department of Health, Office of Health Care Statistics
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Dataset Summary
Organization
Utah Department of Health
Time Period
2014
Posting Frequency
Annual
Data Frequency
Annual
Dataset Owner
Office of Health Care Statistics
Contact Information
healthcarestat@utah.gov
Granularity
Health Small Statistical Areas are the 63 small health statistical areas in Utah. These boundaries were developed by the Utah Department of Health by combining neighboring ZIP code areas within a county to create 63 small areas of approximately 33,500 persons.
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The quality measures are based on Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) specifications which are maintained by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Avoidance of Antibiotics in Adults with Acute Bronchitis: The percentage of adults 18-64 years of age with a diagnosis of acute bronchitis who were not dispensed an antibiotic prescription within three days of diagnosis (a higher rate is better). - See more at: http://www.ncqa.org/ReportCards/HealthPlans/StateofHealthCareQuality/2015TableofContents/AcuteBronchitis.aspx Breast Cancer Screening: The percentage of women 50–74 years of age who had at least one mammogram to screen for breast cancer in the past two years. - See more at: http://www.ncqa.org/ReportCards/HealthPlans/StateofHealthCareQuality/2015TableofContents/BreastCancer.aspx Chlamydia Screening: The percentage of women 16–24 years of age who were identified as sexually active and who had at least one test for chlamydia during the measurement year. - See more at: http://www.ncqa.org/ReportCards/HealthPlans/StateofHealthCareQuality/2015TableofContents/ChlamydiaScreening.aspx Diabetes Care - Hemoglobin A1C (HbA1c) Testing: The percentage of adults 18–75 years of age with diabetes (type 1 and type 2) who had Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) testing. - See more at: http://www.ncqa.org/ReportCards/HealthPlans/StateofHealthCareQuality/2015TableofContents/DiabetesCare.aspx Well-Child Visits in First 15 Months: Well-Child Visits in the First 15 Months of Life. The percentage of children who turned 15 months old during the measurement year and had six or more well-child visits with a primary care physician during their first 15 months of life. - See more at: http://www.ncqa.org/ReportCards/HealthPlans/StateofHealthCareQuality/2015TableofContents/ChildWellCareVisits.aspx A description of the Utah Small Areas can be found on Utah’s Public Health Insidicator Based Information System (IBIS) at: http://ibis.health.utah.gov/query/Help.html
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Disclaimer
Time windows used as inclusion and exclusion criteria for quality measures may vary across measures. HEDIS measure definitions are subject to periodic review and change by NCQA. APCD is processed semiannually and data is subject to change as new data become available.
Limitations
APCD does not receive claims for Medicare Part A or Part B. Results may be skewed for measures with inclusion criteria for age ranges 65 and over.
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Health
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