Table 4_2_1-1

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 4_2_1.1
Hospital patients with heart attack who received recommended hospital care,a United States, 2005 and 2006
Population group20062005
PercentSEPercentSE
Totalb 95.20.093.51.9
GenderMale95.80.094.32.2
Female94.10.092.23.2
RaceWhite95.50.093.82.1
Black94.40.192.46.5
Hispanic92.50.190.78.6
Native American95.10.3**
Asian95.00.192.715.7
AgeUnder 6596.60.095.22.4
65–7495.00.093.34.1
75–8493.80.091.94.4
85 and over92.30.190.36.2

a Recommended hospital care for patients with heart attack includes administering aspirin and beta blocker within 24 hours of hospital arrival and at discharge, giving a prescription of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blocker at discharge to patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction, and giving smoking cessation counseling to smoking patients.

b 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.

* - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: SE: standard error.

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

 

Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 4_2_1-1: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr08/4_heartdiseases/T4_2_1-1.html