Table 11_2_4-2

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_4.2
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), by State, 2005 and 2006
State20062005
Median time (minutes)Median time (minutes)
United Statesa8999
Alabama8697
Alaska7786
Arizona101111
Arkansas96107
California89103
Colorado7886
Connecticut90102
Delaware7576
District of Columbia118139
Florida91104
Georgia89100
Hawaii111104
Idaho7585
Illinois89100
Indiana8796
Iowa7481
Kansas8796
Kentucky9198
Louisiana102110
Maine8090
Maryland100105
Massachusetts8195
Michigan8797
Minnesota6773
Mississippi98107
Missouri8596
Montana7583
Nebraska7988
Nevada112123
New Hampshire8595
New Jersey95107
New Mexico8887
New York87100
North Carolina8094
North Dakota6682
Ohio8494
Oklahoma8798
Oregon8495
Pennsylvania91104
Puerto Rico172165
Rhode Island81106
South Carolina8597
South Dakota86109
Tennessee93106
Texas91103
Utah92101
Vermont9099
Virginia8699
Washington8187
West Virginia8888
Wisconsin7487
Wyoming7292

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_4-2: 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_4-2.html