T8_2_4_1

2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

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Table 8_2_4.1
Hospital patients with pneumonia who received the initial antibiotic dose consistent with current recommendations,a United States,b 2005-2009
  20092008200720062005
Population groupNumberPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 362,17691.10.0589.00.0588.70.0585.20.0579.90.05
GenderMale170,68091.00.0788.90.0788.50.0785.20.1079.80.10
Female191,46591.20.0689.10.0788.90.0785.30.1079.90.10
Race/ethnicityWhite279,28191.00.0589.00.0688.70.0685.40.1080.20.10
Black38,15291.70.1489.70.1589.80.1585.90.2079.20.20
Hispanic25,00591.80.1788.10.2087.30.2182.70.2077.10.20
American Indian/Alaska Native2,92288.00.6085.30.6785.80.6781.20.7078.40.70
Asian6,66791.20.3589.70.3888.30.4283.90.4078.30.40
AgeUnder 65157,35191.50.0789.40.0889.30.0885.40.1080.40.10
65-7466,92890.00.1288.00.1287.70.1284.70.1079.70.10
75-8480,82291.00.1088.90.1088.50.1085.30.1079.80.10
85 and over57,07591.40.1289.60.1288.80.1385.30.1079.20.10

a. Patients with health care-associated pneumonia were excluded from the denominator.

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.

 

Current as of March 2012
Internet Citation: T8_2_4_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_4_1.html