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_20.1
Short-staya nursing home residents with pressure sores, United States, 2007-2009b
Population groupSample sizePercentSESample sizePercentSESample sizePercentSE
Total 1,271,87517.80.01,241,79718.90.01,178,94819.50.0
85 and over458,31419.10.1451,86619.90.1426,27920.50.1
Race/ethnicitycNon-Hispanic, White1,072,60317.30.01,051,19218.40.0999,71219.00.0
Non-Hispanic, Black121,52520.80.1116,83622.00.1110,58322.70.1
Non-Hispanic, AI/AN4,40118.40.64,22719.70.64,16221.00.6
Non-Hispanic, API15,31119.40.314,17020.90.312,73220.80.4
Hispanic, all races43,39021.00.241,36622.10.238,95123.30.2

a. Short-stay residents stay fewer than 30 days in a nursing home, typically following an acute care hospitalization.

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

c. 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: T11_1_20_1: 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_20_1.html