Table 8_2_4-1

2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

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Table 8_2_4.1
Hospital patients with pneumonia who received the initial antibiotic dose consistent with current recommendations,a United States, 2005-2008
  2008200720062005
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 89.00.188.70.185.20.179.90.1
GenderMale88.90.188.50.185.20.179.80.1
Female89.10.188.90.185.30.179.90.1
RaceWhite89.00.188.70.185.40.180.20.1
Black89.70.289.80.285.90.279.20.2
Hispanic88.10.287.30.282.70.277.10.2
AI/AN85.30.785.80.781.20.778.40.7
Asian89.70.488.30.483.90.478.30.4
AgeUnder 6589.40.189.30.185.40.180.40.1
65-7488.00.187.70.184.70.179.70.1
75-8488.90.188.50.185.30.179.80.1
85 and over89.60.188.80.185.30.179.20.1

a Patients with health care-associated pneumonia were excluded from the denominator.

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 8_2_4-1: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. February 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr10/8_respiratorydiseases/T8_2_4-1.html