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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.
Hospital patients with pneumonia who had blood cultures collected before antibiotics were administered, United States, 2005 and 2007
| || ||2007||2005|
|85 and over||92.0||0.1||84.7||0.1|
Key: SE: standard error.
Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Medicare Quality Improvement Organization Program.
Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 8_2_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/nhqrdr09/8_respiratorydiseases/T8_2_2-1.html