Table 8_2_4-3

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_4.3
Hospital patients with pneumonia given the most appropriate initial antibiotics, by State, 2005 and 2008a
 20082005
StatePercentSEPercentSE
Total86.70.276.50.2
Alabama84.51.074.41.2
Alaska80.83.372.13.6
Arizona86.51.581.71.8
Arkansas85.91.276.01.2
California86.80.775.50.7
Colorado88.40.979.31.4
Connecticut88.13.171.03.9
Delaware93.01.182.84.6
District of Columbia89.12.579.03.7
Florida87.70.975.80.9
Georgia86.11.074.11.2
Hawaii87.51.873.32.3
Idaho89.61.378.53.4
Illinois86.90.875.40.9
Indiana86.01.278.51.1
Iowa88.01.378.71.7
Kansas80.92.069.32.3
Kentucky84.51.274.71.2
Louisiana80.72.071.91.6
Maine92.00.978.62.4
Maryland87.82.180.91.2
Massachusetts90.80.776.51.4
Michigan91.20.682.10.9
Minnesota86.21.476.91.5
Mississippi80.82.073.42.2
Missouri86.01.075.91.3
Montana85.42.873.63.7
Nebraska88.22.082.92.2
Nevada87.81.575.04.3
New Hampshire91.91.381.31.7
New Jersey91.00.777.81.3
New Mexico80.62.776.92.0
New York88.70.777.81.0
North Carolina86.50.975.51.1
North Dakota86.22.178.03.5
Ohio89.20.578.00.8
Oklahoma86.11.574.82.0
Oregon87.21.878.91.4
Pennsylvania88.30.676.60.9
Rhode Island92.02.083.52.0
South Carolina87.60.975.11.6
South Dakota87.71.975.04.2
Tennessee86.01.076.11.0
Texas86.40.673.60.9
Utah90.41.380.31.5
Vermont93.71.383.22.4
Virginia88.90.877.11.2
Washington87.31.375.41.9
West Virginia84.91.475.91.6
Wisconsin89.50.883.10.8
Wyoming87.52.180.72.3

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

Key: SE: standard error.

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

 

Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 8_2_4-3: 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_4-3.html