Table 12_1_5-8

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 12_1_5.8
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers always explained things in a way they could understand, Medicare fee for service, by State, 2007
StatePercentSE
Alabama74.31.7
Alaska73.12.5
Arizona72.11.9
Arkansas74.22.3
California72.21.1
Colorado73.32.3
Connecticut76.42.1
Delaware78.62.2
District of Columbia74.42.4
Florida71.71.1
Georgia72.21.6
Hawaii76.92.3
Idaho72.72.6
Indiana73.71.6
Iowa74.92.4
Kansas74.02.4
Kentucky70.81.9
Louisiana76.21.9
Maine76.42.3
Maryland73.31.6
Massachusetts74.31.6
Michigan74.41.2
Minnesota75.32.4
Mississippi74.82.4
Missouri70.71.7
Montana74.82.5
Nebraska69.32.7
Nevada73.82.5
New Hampshire76.12.3
New Jersey72.51.4
New Mexico70.42.5
New York73.91.1
North Carolina74.61.4
North Dakota68.62.8
Ohio73.11.2
Oklahoma69.82.2
Oregon71.82.6
Pennsylvania75.71.2
Puerto Rico78.42.4
Rhode Island78.72.2
South Carolina77.81.7
South Dakota70.82.8
Tennessee74.11.7
Texas72.71.1
Utah68.42.8
Vermont71.82.5
Virgin Islands77.72.5
Virginia74.71.4
Washington68.91.8
West Virginia70.92.4
Wisconsin74.41.6
Wyoming69.72.5

Key: SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, National CAHPS Benchmarking Database.

 

Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 12_1_5-8: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr08/12_patientcenteredness/T12_1_5-8.html