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2009 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.
Adult surgery patients who received appropriate timing of antibiotics,a United States, 2005 and 2007
| || ||2007||2005|
|85 and over||82.2||0.1||68.6||0.2|
a Appropriate timing of antibiotics includes receiving prophylactic antibiotics within 1 hour prior to surgical incision and discontinuing the antibiotics within 24 hours after surgery end time.
Key: SE: standard error.
Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Medicare Quality Improvement Organization Program.
Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 12_1_2-1: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports.
March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://archive.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr09/12_patientsafety/T12_1_2-1.html