Table 8_2_3-1

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_3.1
Hospital patients with pneumonia who received the initial antibiotic dose within 4 hours of hospital arrival, United States, 2005 and 2006
Population group20062005
PercentSEPercentSE
Totala 79.71.076.41.1
GenderMale80.40.176.50.1
Female78.20.174.10.1
RaceWhite80.80.176.90.1
Black73.60.268.60.2
Hispanic71.50.266.50.2
Native American77.80.773.60.7
Asian77.90.474.10.4
AgeUnder 6577.00.173.00.1
65–7480.00.175.90.1
75–8480.60.176.40.1
85 and over80.80.176.70.1

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_3-1: 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_3-1.html