2011 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_19.2
Low-riska long-stayb nursing home residents who have pressure sores, United States, 2000-2006c
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 2.360.022.510.022.650.022.770.022.640.022.630.022.630.02
85 and over2.370.032.520.032.690.032.890.032.680.032.610.032.690.03
Race/ethnicitydNon-Hispanic, White2.440.022.600.022.730.022.860.022.690.022.690.022.700.02
Non-Hispanic, Black2.
Non-Hispanic, AI/AN2.770.303.650.343.230.323.110.323.110.323.390.333.320.33
Non-Hispanic, API1.300.141.400.141.660.161.610.161.840.171.780.171.620.17
Hispanic, all races1.780.

a. Low-risk residents are active, can change positions, and are getting the nutrients they need to maintain good skin health.

b. Long-stay residents typically enter a nursing facility because they can no longer 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.

Additional detail may be found in the Measure Specifications appendix.

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: T11_1_19_2: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr11/11_supportive_palliative_care/T11_1_19_2.html