Table 11_1_18-1

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 11_1_18.1
High-riska long-stayb nursing home residents who have pressure sores, United States, 1999-2008c
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
85 and over10.
Race/ethnicitydNon-Hispanic, White11.
Non-Hispanic, Black15.
Non-Hispanic, AI/AN14.80.613.10.614.40.613.40.615.50.616.70.715.50.715.40.716.90.716.10.7
Non-Hispanic, API11.10.311.10.311.20.311.40.311.20.312.10.312.10.412.20.412.50.412.40.4
Hispanic, all races12.

a High-risk residents are those who are in a coma, do not get the nutrients needed to maintain good skin health, or cannot change position on their own.

b Long-stay residents typically enter a nursing facility because they are no longer able to care for themselves at home. They tend to stay in the facility for several months or years.

c Data reflect care for the third quarter of each calendar year.

d Excludes records with unknown age, gender, and race/ethnicity.

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; API: Asian or Pacific Islander; SE: standard error.

Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Minimum Data Set.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Table 11_1_18-1: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.