Table 11_2_3-2

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_3.2
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), by State, 2005 and 2006
State20062005
Median time (minutes)Median time (minutes)
United Statesa3943
Alabama4247
Alaska8642
Arizona6246
Arkansas3037
California3235
Colorado3935
Connecticut4834
Delaware3433
District of Columbia53120
Florida4040
Georgia3033
Hawaii3444
Idaho4550
Illinois4654
Indiana2928
Iowa2838
Kansas4037
Kentucky3337
Louisiana4550
Maine3233
Maryland4650
Massachusetts3639
Michigan3941
Minnesota3244
Mississippi3841
Missouri3937
Montana3955
Nebraska4045
Nevada3835
New Hampshire5251
New Jersey3840
New Mexico4350
New York3540
North Carolina3235
North Dakota3034
Ohio3541
Oklahoma3635
Oregon3533
Pennsylvania4038
Puerto Rico5463
Rhode Island3436
South Carolina2841
South Dakota3845
Tennessee3338
Texas4044
Utah4338
Vermont3238
Virginia3639
Washington5158
West Virginia3338
Wisconsin4842
Wyoming3052

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_3-2: 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_3-2.html