Table 8_2_4-2

2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

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Table 8_2_4.2
Hospital patients with pneumonia who received the initial antibiotic consistent with current recommendations,a by State, 2005 and 2006
State20062005
PercentSEPercentSE
United Statesb85.30.580.40.5
Alabama83.00.478.90.4
Alaska82.81.573.61.6
Arizona87.30.485.20.4
Arkansas83.60.578.30.4
California84.00.278.50.2
Colorado86.90.582.70.5
Connecticut88.90.578.10.6
Delaware87.61.085.70.9
District of Columbia84.51.280.51.2
Florida85.90.279.80.2
Georgia84.10.378.30.3
Hawaii80.10.976.80.9
Idaho88.40.883.20.9
Illinois85.20.378.10.2
Indiana85.30.381.30.3
Iowa88.30.583.00.5
Kansas81.80.675.70.5
Kentucky83.70.378.10.3
Louisiana79.90.574.70.4
Maine89.20.684.10.7
Maryland87.10.482.50.4
Massachusetts88.30.381.10.3
Michigan89.60.285.40.2
Minnesota85.20.480.90.4
Mississippi80.00.576.40.5
Missouri83.10.378.60.3
Montana85.50.883.40.8
Nebraska90.80.585.70.6
Nevada85.70.782.40.7
New Hampshire91.30.685.90.7
New Jersey88.80.382.50.3
New Mexico83.90.779.40.6
New York87.40.279.80.2
North Carolina86.30.380.10.3
North Dakota83.31.180.21.0
Ohio86.60.281.00.2
Oklahoma84.80.481.00.4
Oregon86.00.583.10.5
Pennsylvania85.30.279.90.2
Puerto Rico65.90.764.40.7
Rhode Island89.60.886.40.8
South Carolina85.30.479.90.4
South Dakota85.40.980.70.8
Tennessee84.10.379.20.3
Texas82.30.277.20.2
Utah86.60.683.50.6
Vermont89.81.084.01.0
Virginia86.00.381.50.3
Washington84.30.477.60.5
West Virginia85.10.579.10.5
Wisconsin88.80.485.10.3
Wyoming83.51.180.01.0

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

b 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_4-2: 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_4-2.html