Table 8_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 8_2_1.1
Hospital patients with pneumonia who received recommended hospital care,a United States, 2005 and 2006
Population group20062005
PercentSEPercentSE
Totalb 80.40.074.10.0
GenderMale80.80.074.00.0
Female80.00.072.90.0
RaceWhite81.50.074.60.0
Black76.90.169.50.1
Hispanic74.20.166.20.1
Native American76.80.473.30.4
Asian75.80.268.70.2
AgeUnder 65DNADNADNADNA
65–7479.90.172.50.1
75–8480.80.073.40.0
85 and over79.90.172.20.1

a Recommended hospital care for pneumonia includes collecting blood cultures before administering the first dose of antibiotics, administering the first dose of antibiotics within 4 hours of patient's arrival at the hospital, administering the recommended empirical antibiotic regimen consistent with current guidelines (excluding health care-associated patients), screening for influenza vaccine status and vaccinating prior to discharge for patients age 50 and over discharged during the winter, and screening for pneumococcal vaccine status and vaccinating prior to discharge for patients age 65 and over.

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.

DNA - Data have not been analyzed.

Key: SE: standard error.

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

 

Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 8_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/nhqrdr08/8_respiratorydiseases/T8_2_1-1.html