Table 10_1_6-1

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_6.1
Adult surgery patients who received prophylactic antibiotics within 1 hour prior to surgical incision, United States, 2005 and 2006
Population group20062005
PercentSEPercentSE
Totala 84.50.780.80.9
GenderMale83.80.180.50.1
Female84.80.081.20.1
RaceWhite85.00.081.60.1
Black83.80.180.10.2
Hispanic78.00.274.10.3
Native American82.90.679.50.9
Asian82.70.376.00.6
AgeUnder 6584.90.081.40.1
65–7485.00.181.70.1
75–8483.70.180.30.1
85 and over79.50.275.40.3

a 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_6-1: 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_6-1.html