Table 8_2_4-1

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_4.1
Hospital patients with pneumonia who received the initial antibiotic dose consistent with current recommendations,a United States, 2005 and 2006
Population group20062005
PercentSEPercentSE
Totalb 85.30.580.40.5
GenderMale85.20.179.80.1
Female85.30.179.90.1
RaceWhite85.40.180.20.1
Black85.90.279.20.2
Hispanic82.70.277.10.2
Native American81.20.778.40.7
Asian83.90.478.30.4
AgeUnder 6585.40.180.40.1
65–7484.70.179.70.1
75–8485.30.179.80.1
85 and over85.30.179.20.1

a Excluded patients with health care-associated pneumonia from the denominator.

b 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_4-1: 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_4-1.html