T8_2_2_1

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 8_2_2.1
Hospital patients with pneumonia who had blood cultures collected before antibiotics were administered, United States,a 2005-2009
  20092008200720062005
Population groupNumberPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 501,04194.80.0392.90.0490.80.0490.00.0482.90.05
GenderMale242,26894.90.0493.00.0591.00.0690.10.1083.20.10
Female258,74394.70.0492.80.0590.60.0689.90.1082.50.10
Race/ethnicityWhite380,07295.20.0393.40.0491.40.0590.60.1083.50.10
Black60,34693.60.1091.40.1188.90.1388.10.1080.60.10
Hispanic34,58593.60.1390.10.1687.90.1886.70.2079.20.20
AI/AN3,40289.90.5289.70.5488.70.5888.80.6083.70.60
Asian9,87095.00.2292.50.2790.30.3290.30.3083.90.40
AgeUnder 65191,58393.80.0591.70.0689.30.0788.40.1080.70.10
65-7496,53295.20.0793.20.0891.10.0990.10.1083.10.10
75-84121,26695.50.0693.70.0791.70.0891.00.1084.10.10
85 and over91,66095.70.0793.70.0892.00.0991.20.1084.70.10

a. 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. AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native.

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

 

Current as of March 2012
Internet Citation: T8_2_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/nhqrdr11/8_respiratorydiseases/T8_2_2_1.html