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2011 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 8_2_2.1
Hospital patients with pneumonia who had blood cultures collected before antibiotics were administered, United States,a 2005-2009
Population groupNumberPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 501,04194.80.0392.90.0490.80.0490.00.0482.90.05
AgeUnder 65191,58393.80.0591.70.0689.30.0788.40.1080.70.10
85 and over91,66095.70.0793.70.0892.00.0991.20.1084.70.10

a. 2009 data do not include data from the U.S. territories (Guam, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands); other years do not include Guam and U.S. Virgin Islands.

Key: SE: standard error. AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native.

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


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: T8_2_2_1: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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