Table 8_2_2-3

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 8_2_2.3
Hospital patients with pneumonia whose initial emergency room blood culture was performed prior to the administration of the first hospital dose of antibiotics, by State, 2004 and 2008a
 20082004
StatePercentSEPercentSE
Total90.30.281.90.3
Alabama90.90.878.31.7
Alaska92.72.288.12.7
Arizona88.80.982.41.5
Arkansas92.20.785.31.7
California90.10.681.70.8
Colorado89.62.381.22.0
Connecticut90.41.684.41.7
Delaware90.22.9DSUDSU
District of Columbia81.05.0DSUDSU
Florida90.01.081.41.0
Georgia90.50.778.41.5
Hawaii88.82.183.82.4
Idaho93.10.988.52.2
Illinois91.50.782.31.2
Indiana91.20.682.41.3
Iowa91.61.483.32.3
Kansas90.32.282.32.6
Kentucky89.01.077.61.5
Louisiana87.01.579.82.0
Maine90.61.281.25.0
Maryland89.01.082.51.4
Massachusetts90.90.781.01.4
Michigan91.60.783.31.0
Minnesota92.21.182.92.1
Mississippi89.51.677.43.6
Missouri91.31.080.21.6
Montana89.23.089.74.7
Nebraska88.03.786.63.1
Nevada87.81.866.32.8
New Hampshire94.50.984.44.2
New Jersey93.70.688.21.2
New Mexico86.41.878.63.3
New York89.40.682.70.9
North Carolina91.20.780.91.3
North Dakota80.36.380.14.6
Ohio91.70.684.21.0
Oklahoma90.21.281.62.0
Oregon91.60.984.51.8
Pennsylvania91.70.583.21.0
Rhode Island91.72.080.72.2
South Carolina91.60.981.11.8
South Dakota86.44.079.75.6
Tennessee91.60.779.61.3
Texas89.90.779.41.3
Utah88.91.777.03.8
Vermont96.10.779.25.0
Virginia92.40.784.61.0
Washington91.80.984.01.7
West Virginia88.81.382.61.8
Wisconsin92.71.086.11.5
Wyoming83.14.887.82.8

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 8_2_2-3: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr09/8_respiratorydiseases/T8_2_2-3.html