Table 8_3_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_3_3.1
People ages 5–56 with persistent asthma who were prescribed medications acceptable as primary therapy for long-term control of asthma, United States, 2005 and 2007
Population group20072005
Number of health plansPercentSENumber of health plansPercentSE
Total39091.18.738889.210.0
RegionNortheast8891.79.79089.612.4
South10992.07.410189.516.6
Midwest10191.110.610789.517.4
West8391.216.98189.622.3

Key: SE: standard error.

Source: National Committee for Quality Assurance, Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set.

 

Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 8_3_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_3_3-1.html