T8_2_3_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_3.1
Hospital patients with pneumonia who received the initial antibiotic dose within 6 hours of hospital arrival, United States,a 2007-2009
  200920082007
Population groupNumberPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 551,01194.80.0393.50.0393.30.04
GenderMale264,40495.10.0493.90.0593.60.06
Female286,56294.40.0493.10.0593.00.06
Race/ethnicityWhite421,88495.30.0394.30.0494.20.04
Black65,96792.40.1091.00.1190.70.14
Hispanic35,27592.90.1488.40.1788.10.21
American Indian/Alaska Native3,75291.40.4690.50.4890.10.60
Asian9,84295.30.2193.10.2693.40.32
AgeUnder 65208,59694.00.0592.50.0692.10.07
65-74108,43495.00.0793.70.0793.50.09
75-84134,04495.40.0694.10.0694.00.07
85 and over99,93795.40.0794.20.0794.30.09

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.

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

 

Page last reviewed March 2012
Internet Citation: T8_2_3_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_3_1.html