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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 14_4_1.2
Hospital patients with heart failure who were given complete written discharge instructions, by State,a 2005-2009
 20092008200720062005
StateNumberPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Totalb632,22186.40.0482.00.176.00.168.70.157.40.1
Alabama12,41381.90.3576.80.474.50.465.10.457.50.4
Alaska73075.31.6052.01.854.31.851.41.834.21.9
Arizona9,35082.60.3976.10.469.30.561.20.549.90.5
Arkansas7,75487.10.3881.50.478.70.468.80.557.80.5
California58,31888.80.1384.70.275.30.263.30.250.00.2
Colorado5,00686.90.4887.30.581.30.573.40.652.20.7
Connecticut5,78082.70.5079.50.572.50.670.60.662.50.6
Delaware1,73891.40.6787.80.883.30.974.51.153.81.2
District of Columbia1,92269.81.0566.21.155.61.054.90.954.51.1
Florida44,57089.40.1584.50.276.60.267.70.258.20.2
Georgia19,48583.10.2776.80.369.50.363.70.355.80.3
Hawaii2,60282.00.7580.00.868.90.952.30.944.30.9
Idaho1,30085.50.9882.71.083.71.075.71.260.31.3
Illinois28,65986.10.2081.60.277.00.269.40.358.40.3
Indiana14,34183.50.3182.30.380.40.372.40.463.50.4
Iowa4,84684.80.5284.30.580.00.578.60.571.30.6
Kansas4,48779.20.6174.30.766.70.763.50.751.60.7
Kentucky13,17380.30.3574.30.467.80.461.30.450.20.4
Louisiana13,47382.70.3377.00.470.70.467.20.458.60.4
Maine2,59789.10.6185.30.777.60.867.90.963.61.0
Maryland14,13785.90.2982.30.376.50.472.50.461.00.4
Massachusetts13,18288.00.2880.40.473.20.470.90.459.50.4
Michigan25,68587.70.2084.50.280.60.275.90.366.60.3
Minnesota7,15484.40.4382.10.477.70.570.40.556.80.5
Mississippi10,16882.20.3878.50.472.20.466.20.554.80.5
Missouri14,19385.20.3082.50.378.20.372.70.463.00.4
Montana1,47479.41.0574.71.271.91.265.31.251.41.2
Nebraska2,81885.10.6781.30.780.30.778.00.766.70.8
Nevada3,59084.80.6078.30.769.40.856.20.841.40.8
New Hampshire2,07490.40.6588.70.786.70.877.50.965.31.1
New Jersey17,72890.70.2289.10.283.80.379.40.371.10.3
New Mexico2,60178.00.8171.90.956.11.042.70.927.20.9
New York34,44787.40.1883.70.277.80.267.40.248.20.2
North Carolina21,19985.80.2482.20.377.50.372.00.360.50.3
North Dakota1,38386.60.9283.61.080.81.176.41.269.61.3
Ohio28,03990.10.1885.80.282.00.277.40.268.00.2
Oklahoma8,31982.60.4279.60.475.30.471.50.558.20.5
Oregon5,30081.60.5373.90.667.10.653.50.742.20.7
Pennsylvania39,97488.20.1683.50.277.60.268.40.254.60.2
Puerto Rico6,81375.90.5270.40.657.60.669.60.659.60.6
Rhode Island2,16382.80.8178.60.974.10.965.21.063.01.0
South Carolina11,70286.60.3183.50.480.50.472.70.461.70.4
South Dakota1,31483.01.0483.71.181.21.179.71.180.61.1
Tennessee18,55586.90.2581.60.371.80.364.70.357.40.3
Texas48,04287.40.1583.00.276.30.267.60.254.60.2
Utah2,11189.60.6686.80.878.50.971.71.060.61.0
Vermont73687.11.2485.01.381.21.581.51.468.21.6
Virginia16,18889.00.2582.30.376.60.369.20.459.40.4
Washington8,93880.60.4278.40.470.20.556.50.541.50.5
West Virginia5,91581.70.5081.90.581.00.578.50.569.80.5
Wisconsin9,88183.80.3779.80.477.40.473.50.464.50.5
Wyoming66772.11.7468.51.963.72.063.11.954.81.9

a. Written discharge instructions or educational material given to patient or caregiver at discharge or during the hospital stay addressing all of the following: activity level, diet, discharge medications, followup appointment, weight monitoring, and actions to take if symptoms worsen.

b. 2009 data do not include data from the U.S. territories (Guam, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands); other years do not include Guam and U.S. Virgin Islands.

Key: SE: standard error.

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

 

Page last reviewed March 2012
Internet Citation: T14_4_1_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/nhqrdr11/14_patientcenteredness/T14_4_1_2.html