Table 11_2_4-1

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_4.1
Median time in minutes from arrival to percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTCA) 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 8999
GenderMale8696
Female92105
RaceWhite8697
Black99115
Hispanic94108
Native American8895
Asian91104
AgeUnder 658695
65–7489100
75–8493106
85 and over99114

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_4-1: 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_4-1.html