Table 8_2_1-2

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 8_2_1.2
Hospital patients with pneumonia who received recommended hospital care,a by State, 2005 and 2006
State20062005
PercentSEPercentSE
United Statesb80.40.074.10.0
Alabama78.50.273.00.2
Alaska78.80.872.00.8
Arizona77.30.271.30.2
Arkansas80.90.274.00.2
California76.30.167.60.1
Colorado82.00.376.20.3
Connecticut83.30.276.00.2
Delaware79.10.573.20.5
District of Columbia61.80.757.00.7
Florida78.60.170.60.1
Georgia77.30.270.00.2
Hawaii75.00.470.90.4
Idaho83.20.477.60.4
Illinois78.70.171.90.1
Indiana83.00.277.70.2
Iowa87.70.282.20.2
Kansas78.30.374.60.3
Kentucky81.90.275.20.2
Louisiana76.90.270.80.2
Maine85.00.378.20.3
Maryland78.30.271.90.2
Massachusetts81.50.272.40.2
Michigan82.90.176.40.1
Minnesota81.80.276.60.2
Mississippi77.60.271.50.2
Missouri82.00.275.00.2
Montana85.60.480.80.4
Nebraska86.60.382.20.3
Nevada71.90.465.00.4
New Hampshire88.10.378.00.4
New Jersey87.80.182.90.1
New Mexico74.10.367.80.3
New York79.30.171.80.1
North Carolina82.30.176.00.1
North Dakota84.20.480.60.5
Ohio83.10.175.30.1
Oklahoma84.60.279.20.2
Oregon79.80.373.30.3
Pennsylvania81.40.173.90.1
Puerto Rico50.60.448.80.3
Rhode Island81.90.474.60.4
South Carolina83.60.275.90.2
South Dakota85.70.481.70.4
Tennessee81.20.174.80.1
Texas79.80.171.20.1
Utah83.30.377.20.3
Vermont86.10.578.50.5
Virginia80.90.273.80.2
Washington78.70.271.70.2
West Virginia81.80.274.60.2
Wisconsin86.30.281.40.2
Wyoming83.50.577.70.5

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 is based on State-level estimates.

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_1-2: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr08/8_respiratorydiseases/T8_2_1-2.html