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2008 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.
Median time in minutes from arrival to initiation of a thrombolytic agent in heart attack patients with ST segment elevation or left bundle branch block (LBBB) on electrocardiogram (ECG), United States, 2005 and 2006
|Median time (minutes)||Median time (minutes)|
|85 and over||48||55|
a The estimate for the Total row is based on State-level estimates whereas the estimates for the demographic categories are based on patient/episode-level data.
Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Medicare Quality Improvement Organization Program.
Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 11_2_3-1: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports.
September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://archive.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr08/11_timeliness/T11_2_3-1.html