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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 2.2
Deaths per 1000 admissions in low mortality DRGs (DRGs with a NIS 1997 benchmark of less than 0.5% mortality, excluding trauma, immunocompromised, and cancer patients), United States, 2001 and 2002
    2002 2001
Population group Ratea Standard error Ratea Standard error
           
Total   0.87 0.04 0.75 0.04
           
Age 0-17 0.96 0.04 0.81 0.04
18-44 0.69 0.01 0.70 0.01
45-64 1.13 0.03 1.15 0.03
65 and over 4.42 0.04 3.50 0.04
           
Age 65-69 1.44 0.06 1.78 0.06
70-74 2.56 0.06 2.37 0.06
75-79 3.76 0.06 3.17 0.06
80-84 5.81 0.07 4.29 0.07
85 and over 10.40 0.07 7.00 0.07
           
Gender Male 0.86 0.06 0.71 0.06
Female 0.61 0.04 0.49 0.04
           
Median income of patient's ZIP Code Less than $25,000 0.84 0.08 0.82 0.07
$25,000-$34,999 1.01 0.05 0.75 0.05
$35,000-$44,999 0.88 0.05 0.80 0.05
$45,000 or more 0.82 0.04 0.70 0.04
           
Location of patient residence Metropolitan-large 0.83 0.04 0.74 0.04
Metropolitan-small 0.89 0.04 0.76 0.04
Micropolitan 0.91 0.07 0.76 0.07
Noncore 1.16 0.08 0.78 0.09
           
Expected payment source Private insurance 0.66 0.02 0.65 0.02
Medicare 1.83 0.23 1.04 0.22
Medicaid 0.78 0.02 0.74 0.02
Other insurance 0.90 0.07 0.75 0.07
Uninsured/self pay/no charge 0.84 0.05 0.91 0.06
           
Region of inpatient treatment Northeast 0.79 0.06 0.77 0.05
Midwest 0.94 0.05 0.65 0.05
South 0.89 0.04 0.80 0.04
West 0.86 0.04 0.73 0.04
           
Ownership/control of hospital Private, not-for-profit 0.86 0.04 0.75 0.04
Private, for-profit 0.84 0.06 0.73 0.05
Public 0.98 0.05 0.76 0.05
           
Teaching status of hospital Teaching 0.85 0.04 0.80 0.04
Non-teaching 0.89 0.04 0.72 0.04
           
Location of hospital Metropolitan-large 0.84 0.04 0.74 0.04
Metropolitan-small 0.90 0.04 0.76 0.04
Micropolitan 0.91 0.07 0.72 0.07
Noncore 1.18 0.12 0.75 0.12
           
Bed size of hospital Less than 100 1.05 0.07 0.68 0.07
100 - 299 0.80 0.04 0.74 0.04
300 - 499 0.91 0.04 0.73 0.04
500+ 0.86 0.04 0.84 0.05
           

a Estimates are adjusted by age, gender, age-gender interactions, comorbidities, and DRG clusters. When reporting is by age, the adjustment is by gender, comorbidities, and DRG clusters; when reporting is by gender, the adjustment is by age, comorbidities, and DRG clusters.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample, 2001 and 2002.

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