Table 8_2_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 8_2_2.1
Hospital patients with pneumonia who had blood cultures collected before antibiotics were administered, United States, 2005 and 2007
  20072005
Population groupPercentSEPercentSE
Total 90.80.082.90.0
GenderMale91.00.183.20.1
Female90.60.182.50.1
RaceWhite91.40.083.50.1
Black88.90.180.60.1
Hispanic87.90.279.20.2
Native American88.70.683.70.6
Asian90.30.383.90.4
AgeUnder 6589.30.180.70.1
65–7491.10.183.10.1
75–8491.70.184.10.1
85 and over92.00.184.70.1

Key: SE: standard error.

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

 

Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 8_2_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/nhqrdr09/8_respiratorydiseases/T8_2_2-1.html