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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Visit rates where antibiotics were prescribed for a diagnosis of common cold per 10,000 population

Measure Source

Healthy People 2010, measure 14-19 (modified age group).

Table

1.99 Rate antibiotics prescribed at visits with a diagnosis of common cold per 10,000 population, United States, 2000-2001 and 2001-2002.

Data Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) and National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS).

Denominator

Number of hospital-based and office-based outpatient visits.

Numerator

Number of antibiotic courses ordered, supplied, administered, or continued at a specific visit for persons diagnosed with the common cold (ICD-9-CM codes 460.0, 465, or 472.0).

Comments

Race categories were changed in 2001-2002 data.

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Percent of people with persistent asthma who are prescribed medications acceptable as primary therapy for long-term control of asthma (inhaled corticosteroids). Recommended hospital care received by Medicare patients with pneumonia.

 

 

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