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Table 10_1_5-1

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.

Table 10_1_5.1
Adult surgery patients who received appropriate timing of antibiotics,a United States, 2005 and 2006
Population group20062005
Native American80.80.577.40.7
AgeUnder 6582.
85 and over74.

a Appropriate timing of antibiotics includes administering prophylactic antibiotics within 1 hour prior to surgical incision and discontinuing the antibiotics within 24 hours after surgery end time.

b 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.

Key: SE: standard error.

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


Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 10_1_5-1: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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