Table 12_1_2-1

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 12_1_2.1
Adult surgery patients who received appropriate timing of antibiotics,a United States, 2005-2008
  2008200720062005
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 91.40.086.40.080.30.074.90.0
GenderMale91.00.085.60.078.60.071.40.1
Female91.60.086.80.081.20.076.70.1
RaceWhite91.80.086.80.080.70.075.20.0
Black91.00.185.80.179.90.175.20.1
Hispanic86.80.180.90.174.70.169.80.2
AI/AN89.80.385.20.480.80.577.40.7
Asian90.60.284.60.278.00.370.80.5
AgeUnder 6592.00.087.40.082.10.077.50.1
65-7491.40.085.90.079.20.172.80.1
75-8490.50.085.00.178.00.171.70.1
85 and over88.00.182.20.174.20.168.60.2

a Appropriate timing of antibiotics includes receiving prophylactic antibiotics within 1 hour prior to surgical incision and discontinuing the antibiotics within 24 hours after surgery end time.

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; SE: standard error.

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

 

Current as of February 2011
Internet Citation: Table 12_1_2-1: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. February 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr10/12_patientsafety/T12_1_2-1.html