Table 10_1_8-2a

2010 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 10_1_8.2a
Home health care patients who get better at taking their medication correctly, by race,a United States, 2008
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 42.80.043.20.043.90.140.30.342.00.941.70.640.51.1
Age0-6447.90.148.00.149.30.246.51.047.42.347.01.351.52.6
65-7453.80.156.60.149.40.248.90.648.21.748.61.247.52.3
75-8444.10.145.10.142.10.240.90.443.71.441.11.038.61.8
85 and over32.50.132.80.132.60.230.40.528.21.730.41.129.92.0
GenderMale43.30.143.90.143.40.240.80.441.71.441.60.941.01.7
Female42.50.142.80.144.20.140.10.342.31.141.70.740.31.4

a Episodes in which a person showed improvement in ability to manage oral medications compared to a prior assessment.� Episodes for people who are at the highest level and cannot improve any more are excluded.� Excludes records with missing race values.

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; SE: standard error.

Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Outcome and Assessment Information Set.

 

Page last reviewed February 2011
Internet Citation: Table 10_1_8-2a: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. February 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr10/10_functional_status/T10_1_8-2a.html