Table 14_4_3-2

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_4_3.2
Hospital patients with heart failure who were given complete written discharge instructions,a by State, 2005 and 2007
 20072005
StatePercentSEPercentSE
Total76.00.157.40.1
Alabama74.50.457.50.4
Alaska54.31.834.21.9
Arizona69.30.549.90.5
Arkansas78.70.457.80.5
California75.30.250.00.2
Colorado81.30.552.20.7
Connecticut72.50.662.50.6
Delaware83.30.953.81.2
District of Columbia55.61.054.51.1
Florida76.60.258.20.2
Georgia69.50.355.80.3
Hawaii68.90.944.30.9
Idaho83.71.060.31.3
Illinois77.00.258.40.3
Indiana80.40.363.50.4
Iowa80.00.571.30.6
Kansas66.70.751.60.7
Kentucky67.80.450.20.4
Louisiana70.70.458.60.4
Maine77.60.863.61.0
Maryland76.50.461.00.4
Massachusetts73.20.459.50.4
Michigan80.60.266.60.3
Minnesota77.70.556.80.5
Mississippi72.20.454.80.5
Missouri78.20.363.00.4
Montana71.91.251.41.2
Nebraska80.30.766.70.8
Nevada69.40.841.40.8
New Hampshire86.70.865.31.1
New Jersey83.80.371.10.3
New Mexico56.11.027.20.9
New York77.80.248.20.2
North Carolina77.50.360.50.3
North Dakota80.81.169.61.3
Ohio82.00.268.00.2
Oklahoma75.30.458.20.5
Oregon67.10.642.20.7
Pennsylvania77.60.254.60.2
Puerto Rico57.60.659.60.6
Rhode Island74.10.963.01.0
South Carolina80.50.461.70.4
South Dakota81.21.180.61.1
Tennessee71.80.357.40.3
Texas76.30.254.60.2
Utah78.50.960.61.0
Vermont81.21.568.21.6
Virginia76.60.359.40.4
Washington70.20.541.50.5
West Virginia81.00.569.80.5
Wisconsin77.40.464.50.5
Wyoming63.72.054.81.9

a Written discharge instructions or educational material given to patient or caregiver at discharge or during the hospital stay addressing all of the following: activity level, diet, discharge medications, followup appointment, weight monitoring, and actions to take if symptoms worsen.

Key: SE: standard error.

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

 

Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 14_4_3-2: 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_4_3-2.html