Table 10_1_5-1

2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

The National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is a comprehensive national overview of quality of health care in the United States. It is organized around four dimensions of quality of care: effectiveness, patient safety, timeliness, and patient centeredness.

Table 10_1_5.1
Adult surgery patients who received appropriate timing of antibiotics,a United States, 2005 and 2006
Population group20062005
PercentSEPercentSE
Totalb 80.90.075.20.2
GenderMale78.60.071.40.1
Female81.20.076.70.1
RaceWhite80.70.075.20.0
Black79.90.175.20.1
Hispanic74.70.169.80.2
Native American80.80.577.40.7
Asian78.00.370.80.5
AgeUnder 6582.10.077.50.1
65–7479.20.172.80.1
75–8478.00.171.70.1
85 and over74.20.168.60.2

a Appropriate timing of antibiotics includes administering prophylactic antibiotics within 1 hour prior to surgical incision and discontinuing the antibiotics within 24 hours after surgery end time.

b The estimate for the Total row is based on State-level estimates whereas the estimates for the demographic categories are based on patient/episode-level data.

Key: SE: standard error.

Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Medicare Quality Improvement Organization Program.

 

Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 10_1_5-1: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr08/10_patientsafety/T10_1_5-1.html