T12_1_2_2

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_2.2
Surgery patients who received recommended care practices,a by State, 2009
StateNumberPercentSE
Totalb1,570,89486.20.0
Alabama25,26484.20.2
Alaska3,37681.40.7
Arizona29,79583.20.2
Arkansas17,78884.20.3
California129,69984.60.1
Colorado21,71685.10.2
Connecticut14,76587.40.3
Delaware4,28190.30.5
District of Columbia3,25684.40.6
Florida95,23987.90.1
Georgia37,57684.40.2
Hawaii5,97980.10.5
Idaho7,09084.30.4
Illinois62,61685.70.1
Indiana40,07585.60.2
Iowa16,23287.50.3
Kansas19,91983.70.3
Kentucky31,76086.30.2
Louisiana28,08280.30.2
Maine8,56891.80.3
Maryland29,49285.50.2
Massachusetts35,95189.40.2
Michigan60,47487.50.1
Minnesota26,06087.00.2
Mississippi18,17283.60.3
Missouri35,39287.00.2
Montana6,93988.90.4
Nebraska14,21386.10.3
Nevada10,68285.50.3
New Hampshire6,72691.40.3
New Jersey36,95888.90.2
New Mexico8,24683.70.4
New York73,72785.90.1
North Carolina51,43888.80.1
North Dakota4,58785.50.5
Ohio67,91186.80.1
Oklahoma25,39985.80.2
Oregon17,37382.40.3
Pennsylvania115,90588.60.1
Puerto Rico9,31744.20.5
Rhode Island5,40288.50.4
South Carolina24,52287.80.2
South Dakota6,47688.50.4
Tennessee38,09985.20.2
Texas112,77984.40.1
Utah11,03885.90.3
Vermont2,79690.10.6
Virginia36,16987.80.2
Washington27,89085.80.2
West Virginia16,13285.40.3
Wisconsin37,60786.60.2
Wyoming3,26379.30.7

a. 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) removing 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).

b. Does not include data from the U.S. territories (Guam, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands).

Key: SE: standard error.

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

 

Current as of March 2012
Internet Citation: T12_1_2_2: 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_2.html