Table 8_2_2-1

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_2.1
Hospital patients with pneumonia who had blood cultures collected before antibiotics were administered, United States, 2005 and 2006
Population group20062005
PercentSEPercentSE
Totala 90.00.582.50.6
GenderMale90.10.183.20.1
Female89.90.182.50.1
RaceWhite90.60.183.50.1
Black88.10.180.60.1
Hispanic86.70.279.20.2
Native American88.80.683.70.6
Asian90.30.383.90.4
AgeUnder 6588.40.180.70.1
65–7490.10.183.10.1
75–8491.00.184.10.1
85 and over91.20.184.70.1

a 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.

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_2-1: 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_2-1.html