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Table 10_1_11-2

2008 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 10_1_11.2
Postoperative pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis (DVT) per 1,000 surgical discharges (excluding patients admitted for DVT, obstetrics, and plication of vena cava before or after surgerya), age 18 and over, by race/ethnicity, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
65 and over13.
85 and over14.
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)
Second quartile10.
Third quartile10.
Fourth quartile (highest income)
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan12.
Large fringe metropolitan11.
Medium metropolitan9.
Small metropolitan8.
Micropolitan (nonmetro)
Noncore (nonmetro)**7.90.7
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance9.
Other insurance9.
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge9.
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast11.
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit10.
Private, for profit9.
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching13.
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan12.
Large fringe metropolitan10.
Medium metropolitan9.
Small metropolitan8.**8.40.6
Micropolitan (nonmetro)
Noncore (nonmetro)****
Bed size of hospitalLess than 1006.
500 or more13.

a Also excludes admissions specifically for such thromboemboli, such as cases from earlier admissions, from other hospitals, or from other settings.

b Rates are adjusted by age, gender, age-gender interactions, comorbidities, and diagnosis-related group (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.

* - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: API: Asian or Pacific Islander; SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, State Inpatient Databases, disparities analysis file, 2005. This file is designed to provide national estimates on disparities using weighted records from a sample of hospitals from the following 23 States: AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, KS, MA, MD, MI, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OK, RI, SC, TN, TX, VT, and WI.


Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 10_1_11-2: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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