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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 12_1_2.1
Surgery patients who received recommended care practices, United States,a 2009
  2009
Population groupNumberPercentSE
Total 1,570,89486.20.03
GenderMale618,22085.20.05
Female952,59086.80.03
Race/ethnicityWhite1,238,90686.40.03
Black151,71785.80.09
Hispanic89,20784.50.12
AI/AN6,57882.00.47
Asian23,71684.20.24
AgeUnder 65819,56687.00.04
65-74382,54485.90.06
75-84281,07085.10.07
85 and over87,71483.70.12

a. Does not include data from the U.S. territories (Guam, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands). The composite of eight recommended care components for surgery patients includes: (1) providing antibiotic within 1 hour of surgery (SCIP-1), (2) providing appropriate antibiotic to help prevent infection (SCIP-2), (3) discontinuing antibiotic on time (SCIP-3), (4) keeping blood sugar level under good control right after surgery for cardiac surgery patients (SCIP-4), (5) removiing hair from the surgical area using a safer method (SCIP-6), (6) ordering thromboembolism prophylaxis for prevention of blood clots after certain surgeries (SCIP-VTE1), (7) providing appropriate venous thromboembolism prophylaxis within 24 hours prior to and after surgery (SCIP-VTE2), and (8) placing surgery patients on beta blocker therapy prior to arrival and during postoperative period (SCIP-Card2).

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

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

 

Page last reviewed March 2012
Internet Citation: T12_1_2_1: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr11/12_patientsafety/T12_1_2_1.html