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
Native American95.10.3**
AgeUnder 6596.
85 and over92.

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.