Chapter 8 (Text Descriptions)

National Healthcare Quality Report, 2011


Figure 8.1. Electronic medical record use in hospitals, by geographic region and hospital size, 2009

Geographic RegionElectronic Clinical DocumentationDecision SupportCPOEResults Viewing
Northeast (percent)9.319.224.740.9
Midwest (percent)14.416.616.235.9
South (percent)10.617.013.634.9
West (percent)12.912.716.733.0

Hospital SizeElectronic Clinical DocumentationDecision SupportCPOEResults Viewing
Total (percent)12.016.616.735.8
<100 Beds (percent)8.89.59.822.2
100-399 Beds (percent)14.221.119.546.8
400+ Beds (percent)17.830.236.354.7

Key: CPOE = computerized provider order entry.

Source: American Hospital Association, 2009 Information Technology Supplement.

Return to Document

Figure 8.2. Electronic medical record use by home health and hospice agencies, by type of service and number of patients, 2007

Type of ServiceOverallPatient DemographicsClinical NotesClinical DecisionCPOE
Home Health Only (percent)38.698.681.158.653.6
Hospice Only (percent)49.199.379.348.849.8
Both (percent)66.499.694.461.449.6

Number of PatientsOverallPatient DemographicsClinical NotesClinical Decision SupportCPOE
0-50 Patients (percent)35.599.279.030.638.3
51-100 Patients (percent)40.499.788.867.262.7
101-150 Patients (percent)33.496.066.0--
151 or More Patients (percent)64.199.091.675.153.1

Key: CPOE = computerized provider order entry.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, 2007 National Home and Hospice Care Survey, 2007.

Note: Data were statistically unreliable for clinical decision support systems and CPOE in agencies with 101-150 current patients.

Return to Document

Figure 8.3. U.S. occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology professionals, by geographic region, 2005-2009

Occupational therapists
Geographic Region20052006200720082009
Midwest (rate per 100,000 population)38.135.336.641.430.9
Northeast (rate per 100,000 population)41.143.342.940.243.9
South (rate per 100,000 population)23.924.124.224.925.8
West (rate per 100,000 population)19.418.920.427.622.9


Physical therapists
Geographic Region20052006200720082009
Midwest (rate per 100,000 population)72.261.663.768.964.6
Northeast (rate per 100,000 population)84.990.577.987.684.5
South (rate per 100,000 population)57.151.858.355.958.2
West (rate per 100,000 population)57.366.657.861.960.4


Speech-language pathologists
Geographic Region20052006200720082009
Midwest (rate per 100,000 population)41.146.345.848.143.0
Northeast (rate per 100,000 population)52.051.245.459.960.1
South (rate per 100,000 population)36.337.240.938.238.2
West (rate per 100,000 population)32.633.036.834.137.6

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2005-2009.

Return to Document

Figure 8.4. Underserved population in primary care, mental health, and dental health professional shortage areas, 2011

Primary care
QuartileStates in each quartile
First (Worst) QuartileAlaska, District of Columbia, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Washington, Wyoming
Second QuartileAlabama, Arizona, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas
Third QuartileArkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Fourth (Best) QuartileHawaii, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont


Mental health
QuartileStates in each quartile
First (Worst) QuartileAlabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Wyoming
Second QuartileGeorgia, Kansas, Illinois, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Utah, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Third QuartileColorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia
Fourth (Best) QuartileCalifornia, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Vermont


Dental
QuartileStates in each quartile
First (Worst) QuartileAlabama, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee
Second QuartileAlaska, Arizona, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington
Third QuartileConnecticut, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Fourth (Best) QuartileArkansas, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Vermont

Key: Worst quartile indicates States with the highest percentages of underserved people. Best quartile indicates States with the lowest percentages.

Source: Health Resource and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Professions, Office of Shortage Designation, Designated Health Professional Shortage Area Statistics, May 15, 2011.

Return to Document

Figure 8.5. Characteristics of FQHC patients, by age, gender, and insurance status, 2010

Age / Gender / Insurance StatusPercent
<2035.3
20-6457.9
65+6.8
Male41.2
Female58.8
Private Insurance13.9
Medicare7.5
Medicaid38.5
Other Public2.6
Uninsured37.5

Source: Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Primary Health Care, Uniform Data System, 2011.

Note: Data were obtained from 1,124 Section 330g grantees.

Return to Document

Figure 8.6. FQHC patients with hypertension or diabetes whose symptoms are controlled, 2010

ConditionPercent
Controlled Hypertension63.2
Controlled Diabetes39.8

Source: Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Primary Health Care, Uniform Data System, 2011.

Note: Data were obtained from 1,124 Section 330g grantees. Patients with hypertension include those ages 18-85. Hypertension is determined to be controlled if the patient's last blood pressure reading was less than 140/90 mm Hg. Patients with diabetes include those ages 18-75. Diabetes is determined to be controlled if the patient's most recent hemoglobin A1c level was 7% or less.

Return to Document

Page last reviewed February 2011
Internet Citation: Chapter 8 (Text Descriptions): National Healthcare Quality Report, 2011. February 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqr11/chap8txt.html