Table 8_2_4-3

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_4.3
Hospital patients with pneumonia given the most appropriate initial antibiotics, by State, 2005 and 2007a
State20072005
PercentSEPercentSE
Total86.10.276.50.2
Alabama84.11.074.41.2
Alaska84.83.472.13.6
Arizona88.51.081.71.8
Arkansas86.70.976.01.2
California86.60.675.50.7
Colorado87.60.879.31.4
Connecticut88.22.171.03.9
Delaware87.83.282.84.6
District of Columbia88.91.879.03.7
Florida86.00.875.80.9
Georgia84.40.974.11.2
Hawaii85.11.773.32.3
Idaho89.71.278.53.4
Illinois85.90.875.40.9
Indiana86.70.878.51.1
Iowa86.31.678.71.7
Kansas80.32.069.32.3
Kentucky84.51.174.71.2
Louisiana82.41.371.91.6
Maine92.90.878.62.4
Maryland88.90.780.91.2
Massachusetts88.11.676.51.4
Michigan91.10.582.10.9
Minnesota84.71.676.91.5
Mississippi77.82.173.42.2
Missouri84.01.475.91.3
Montana85.72.773.63.7
Nebraska91.41.382.92.2
Nevada85.72.375.04.3
New Hampshire92.31.081.31.7
New Jersey91.30.677.81.3
New Mexico80.83.076.92.0
New York88.50.777.81.0
North Carolina86.80.975.51.1
North Dakota82.75.078.03.5
Ohio88.90.578.00.8
Oklahoma83.01.974.82.0
Oregon87.31.278.91.4
Pennsylvania87.40.676.60.9
Rhode Island83.98.583.52.0
South Carolina87.10.875.11.6
South Dakota81.42.775.04.2
Tennessee86.51.076.11.0
Texas84.30.673.60.9
Utah88.01.180.31.5
Vermont93.31.583.22.4
Virginia87.40.777.11.2
Washington86.41.275.41.9
West Virginia84.41.775.91.6
Wisconsin89.90.883.10.8
Wyoming83.03.580.72.3

a Data were downloaded from http://www.medicare.gov/Download/DownloadDB.asp in late April each year. Estimates are calculated using hospital-level scores.

Key: SE: standard error.

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

 

Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 8_2_4-3: 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_4-3.html