T8_2_1_1

2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

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Table 8_2_1.1
Hospital patients with pneumonia who received recommended care practices,a United States,b 2007-2009
  200920082007
Population groupNumberPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 2,281,39992.90.0289.80.0287.00.02
GenderMale1,077,74092.90.0290.00.0387.00.03
Female1,203,50092.80.0289.80.0386.90.03
Race/ethnicityWhite1,782,44393.30.0290.70.0287.80.03
Black240,58391.00.0687.60.0784.50.08
Hispanic141,08991.60.0785.20.0982.10.11
American Indian/Alaska Native15,12187.90.2684.80.2983.20.33
Asian42,79091.90.1387.60.1683.20.20
AgecUnder 65662,92592.30.0389.60.0487.70.04
65-74527,91392.70.0489.40.0486.20.05
75-84633,63893.40.0390.40.0387.20.04
85 and over456,92393.10.0489.90.0486.50.05

a. Recommended hospital care practices for pneumonia include collecting blood cultures before administering the first dose of antibiotics, administering the first dose of antibiotics within 6 hours of patient's arrival at the hospital, administering the recommended empirical antibiotic regimen consistent with current guidelines, screening for influenza vaccine status and vaccinating prior to discharge for patients age 50 and over discharged during the winter, and screening for pneumococcal vaccine status and vaccinating prior to discharge for patients age 65 and over.

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.

c. The estimate for patients under age 65 does not include screening for pneumococcal vaccine status and vaccination measure and only includes patients ages 50-64 for the screening for influenza vaccine status and vaccinating measure.

Key: SE: standard error.

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

 

Current as of March 2012
Internet Citation: T8_2_1_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/nhqrdr11/8_respiratorydiseases/T8_2_1_1.html