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Table T6_1_1_1-1

2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

This appendix provides detailed data tables for all measures analyzed for the 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. Tables are included for measures discussed in the main text of the reports as well as for other measures that were examined but not included in the main text.
Table 6_1_1_1.1
Hospital patients with heart failure who were given complete written discharge instructions,a United States,b 2005–2010
Population groupNumberPercentSENumberPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 623,80889.70.04632,22186.40.0482.00.0576.00.0568.70.0557.40.06
Native American3,04381.90.703,08376.30.7769.80.8365.00.8659.70.8848.20.92
AgeUnder 65203,91489.70.07205,52886.20.0881.80.0875.40.0968.00.1056.70.10
85 and over111,27390.00.09111,71886.80.1082.10.1176.40.1368.90.1357.50.15

a Written discharge instructions or educational material given to patient or caregiver at discharge or during the hospital stay addressing all of the following: activity level, diet, discharge medications, followup appointment, weight monitoring, and actions to take if symptoms worsen.

b 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.

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

Page last reviewed June 2013
Internet Citation: Table T6_1_1_1-1: 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. June 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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