Table 8_2_2-2

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_2.2
Hospital patients with pneumonia who had blood cultures collected before antibiotics were administered, by State, 2005 and 2006
State20062005
PercentSEPercentSE
United Statesa90.00.582.50.6
Alabama88.60.379.60.4
Alaska91.91.187.41.2
Arizona87.30.478.50.4
Arkansas91.60.484.40.4
California89.30.182.00.2
Colorado91.70.483.20.5
Connecticut89.80.484.10.4
Delaware85.01.078.71.0
District of Columbia82.81.170.91.2
Florida88.30.282.30.2
Georgia89.20.380.70.3
Hawaii88.30.784.00.7
Idaho92.90.685.90.8
Illinois91.20.283.90.2
Indiana91.00.383.50.3
Iowa93.80.385.30.4
Kansas94.30.484.80.5
Kentucky89.90.382.30.3
Louisiana89.10.380.40.4
Maine88.40.683.10.6
Maryland87.00.382.80.3
Massachusetts89.80.381.50.3
Michigan89.90.283.40.2
Minnesota91.80.382.80.4
Mississippi90.30.483.40.4
Missouri91.60.284.10.3
Montana91.90.787.00.7
Nebraska95.20.486.50.5
Nevada82.50.769.40.8
New Hampshire91.70.682.70.7
New Jersey94.00.290.10.2
New Mexico88.70.681.90.6
New York87.50.281.50.2
North Carolina90.60.284.00.3
North Dakota94.40.783.90.9
Ohio91.30.283.80.2
Oklahoma92.00.385.00.3
Oregon91.30.482.30.5
Pennsylvania90.90.284.20.2
Puerto Rico70.40.865.40.7
Rhode Island89.90.682.90.8
South Carolina91.80.384.60.4
South Dakota93.70.782.90.8
Tennessee89.30.281.20.3
Texas89.70.282.40.2
Utah90.30.582.20.6
Vermont92.60.886.01.0
Virginia90.80.384.30.3
Washington91.10.384.40.4
West Virginia90.30.480.90.4
Wisconsin93.90.286.70.3
Wyoming89.21.082.91.1

a 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_2-2: 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_2-2.html