Table 11_2_3-1

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 11_2_3.1
Median time in minutes from arrival to initiation of a thrombolytic agent in heart attack patients with ST segment elevation or left bundle branch block (LBBB) on electrocardiogram (ECG), United States, 2005 and 2006
Population group20062005
Median time (minutes)Median time (minutes)
Totala 3943
GenderMale3436
Female4145
RaceWhite3538
Black4447
Hispanic4140
Native American6040
Asian3336
AgeUnder 653336
65–743740
75–844245
85 and over4855

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.

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

 

Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 11_2_3-1: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr08/11_timeliness/T11_2_3-1.html