Table 12_1_2-1

2009 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 12_1_2.1
Adult surgery patients who received appropriate timing of antibiotics,a United States, 2005 and 2007
  20072005
Population groupPercentSEPercentSE
Total 86.40.074.90.0
GenderMale85.60.071.40.1
Female86.80.076.70.1
RaceWhite86.80.075.20.0
Black85.80.175.20.1
Hispanic80.90.169.80.2
Native American85.20.477.40.7
Asian84.60.270.80.5
AgeUnder 6587.40.077.50.1
65–7485.90.072.80.1
75–8485.00.171.70.1
85 and over82.20.168.60.2

a Appropriate timing of antibiotics includes receiving prophylactic antibiotics within 1 hour prior to surgical incision and discontinuing the antibiotics within 24 hours after surgery end time.

Key: SE: standard error.

Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Medicare Quality Improvement Organization Program.

 

Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 12_1_2-1: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr09/12_patientsafety/T12_1_2-1.html