Table 14_4_3-3

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_3.3
Hospital patients with heart failure who were given discharge instructions, by State, 2004 and 2008a
 20082004
StatePercentSEPercentSE
Total73.00.444.70.6
Alabama71.32.746.73.7
Alaska56.08.7DSUDSU
Arizona59.13.735.94.7
Arkansas80.02.453.55.0
California75.31.439.92.0
Colorado69.03.930.54.4
Connecticut75.73.158.74.1
Delaware86.65.4DSUDSU
District of Columbia69.012.0DSUDSU
Florida78.51.742.92.7
Georgia73.11.937.93.2
Hawaii74.35.725.96.7
Idaho75.96.853.49.7
Illinois78.21.553.62.7
Indiana76.42.148.03.5
Iowa69.53.151.84.2
Kansas52.33.426.83.9
Kentucky72.22.536.73.6
Louisiana71.02.847.64.3
Maine82.33.048.08.2
Maryland80.92.257.93.4
Massachusetts77.62.146.43.7
Michigan81.31.657.72.8
Minnesota66.62.950.14.0
Mississippi66.33.341.15.0
Missouri73.72.240.03.5
Montana52.75.932.17.2
Nebraska59.34.042.05.8
Nevada62.25.913.13.6
New Hampshire80.52.946.67.9
New Jersey86.61.562.93.6
New Mexico55.15.0DSUDSU
New York80.41.340.02.8
North Carolina74.81.746.33.5
North Dakota62.08.536.98.8
Ohio81.11.557.92.5
Oklahoma60.63.136.03.7
Oregon64.53.231.44.3
Pennsylvania76.11.745.12.7
Rhode Island69.68.173.05.6
South Carolina78.52.250.34.4
South Dakota56.87.260.79.1
Tennessee74.41.949.13.3
Texas72.41.541.92.6
Utah72.14.836.06.3
Vermont78.55.737.67.7
Virginia78.42.145.23.7
Washington70.32.732.33.5
West Virginia75.13.349.05.0
Wisconsin78.41.758.93.3
Wyoming55.56.931.08.0

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

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: SE: standard error.

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

 

Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 14_4_3-3: 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_3-3.html