Table 14_1_5-8

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 14_1_5.8
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers explained things in a way they could understand, Medicare fee for service, by State, 2007 and 2008
 20082007
StatePercentSEPercentSE
Alabama75.71.874.31.7
Alaska74.62.673.12.5
Arizona71.02.272.11.9
Arkansas70.22.574.22.3
California72.91.072.21.1
Colorado71.72.673.32.3
Connecticut77.32.476.42.1
Delaware76.22.478.62.2
District of Columbia77.02.774.42.4
Florida70.71.171.71.1
Georgia73.11.672.21.6
Hawaii75.62.776.92.3
Idaho76.22.472.72.6
Illinois75.11.2DNCDNC
Indiana74.51.673.71.6
Iowa71.72.474.92.4
Kansas72.42.474.02.4
Kentucky75.22.070.81.9
Louisiana75.12.376.21.9
Maine73.12.476.42.3
Maryland73.51.973.31.6
Massachusetts77.31.774.31.6
Michigan72.81.474.41.2
Minnesota74.72.275.32.4
Mississippi75.52.474.82.4
Missouri71.01.970.71.7
Montana73.32.574.82.5
Nebraska68.42.669.32.7
Nevada72.72.873.82.5
New Hampshire73.22.576.12.3
New Jersey68.81.672.51.4
New Mexico76.72.770.42.5
New York73.71.273.91.1
North Carolina72.71.474.61.4
North Dakota67.12.768.62.8
Ohio73.01.373.11.2
Oklahoma73.02.369.82.2
Oregon69.52.771.82.6
Pennsylvania72.51.475.71.2
Puerto Rico64.43.678.42.4
Rhode Island79.42.478.72.2
South Carolina72.32.077.81.7
South Dakota72.52.670.82.8
Tennessee79.01.774.11.7
Texas73.51.172.71.1
Utah68.42.868.42.8
Vermont76.92.471.82.5
Virgin Islands78.22.777.72.5
Virginia71.71.674.71.4
Washington76.51.968.91.8
West Virginia72.52.570.92.4
Wisconsin69.22.074.41.6
Wyoming73.42.569.72.5

DNC - Data were not collected.

Key: SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, National CAHPS Benchmarking Database.

 

Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 14_1_5-8: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr09/14_patientcenteredness/T14_1_5-8.html