Table 8_2_2-3

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_2.3
Hospital patients with pneumonia whose initial emergency room blood culture was performed prior to the administration of the first hospital dose of antibiotics, by State, 2004 and 2007a
State20072004
PercentSEPercentSE
Total90.20.181.90.3
Alabama90.10.978.31.7
Alaska93.11.288.12.7
Arizona87.40.982.41.5
Arkansas91.30.785.31.7
California88.30.681.70.8
Colorado91.80.881.22.0
Connecticut89.91.284.41.7
Delaware88.41.7**
District of Columbia83.44.0**
Florida88.30.681.41.0
Georgia88.41.078.41.5
Hawaii86.23.883.82.4
Idaho93.21.888.52.2
Illinois90.30.682.31.2
Indiana89.90.982.41.3
Iowa94.20.783.32.3
Kansas92.91.382.32.6
Kentucky87.40.977.61.5
Louisiana87.61.079.82.0
Maine90.31.381.25.0
Maryland86.81.082.51.4
Massachusetts88.90.881.01.4
Michigan90.70.883.31.0
Minnesota93.70.882.92.1
Mississippi91.11.177.43.6
Missouri91.40.780.21.6
Montana93.51.689.74.7
Nebraska97.40.786.63.1
Nevada82.32.566.32.8
New Hampshire93.00.884.44.2
New Jersey93.20.688.21.2
New Mexico89.21.578.63.3
New York88.00.682.70.9
North Carolina91.30.580.91.3
North Dakota96.71.180.14.6
Ohio91.20.584.21.0
Oklahoma92.00.881.62.0
Oregon90.21.184.51.8
Pennsylvania91.10.583.21.0
Rhode Island90.11.680.72.2
South Carolina90.10.881.11.8
South Dakota96.70.979.75.6
Tennessee90.20.679.61.3
Texas90.00.579.41.3
Utah87.82.177.03.8
Vermont93.21.679.25.0
Virginia90.50.684.61.0
Washington90.61.184.01.7
West Virginia90.80.882.61.8
Wisconsin93.60.686.11.5
Wyoming92.12.187.82.8

a Data were downloaded from http://www.medicare.gov/Download/DownloadDB.asp in late April each year. Estimates are calculated using hospital-level scores. The 2004 measure title is pneumonia patients having a blood culture performed prior to first antibiotic received in hospital.

Key: SE: standard error.

Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Hospital Compare.

 

Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 8_2_2-3: 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_2-3.html