Table 14_4_3-1

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 14_4_3.1
Hospital patients with heart failure who were given complete written discharge instructions,a United States, 2005-2008
  2008200720062005
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 82.00.076.00.168.70.157.40.1
GenderMale82.70.176.80.169.60.158.30.1
Female81.30.175.10.167.80.156.40.1
RaceWhite82.20.176.60.169.50.158.60.1
Black81.70.175.80.168.10.156.70.1
Hispanic81.80.272.60.265.60.253.00.2
Native American69.80.865.00.959.70.948.20.9
Asian83.70.474.60.561.50.549.10.5
AgeUnder 6581.80.175.40.168.00.156.70.1
65-7481.80.175.80.168.60.157.20.1
75-8482.40.176.50.169.30.158.20.1
85 and over82.10.176.40.168.90.157.50.1

a Written discharge instructions or educational material given to patient or caregiver at discharge or during the hospital stay addressing all of the following: activity level, diet, discharge medications, followup appointment, weight monitoring, and actions to take if symptoms worsen.

Key: SE: standard error.

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

 

Current as of February 2011
Internet Citation: Table 14_4_3-1: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. February 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr10/14_patientcenteredness/T14_4_3-1.html