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Table 10_2_6-1

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_2_6.1
Selected infections due to medical care per 1,000 medical and surgical dischargesa (excluding immunocompromised and cancer patients, stays under 2 days, and admissions specifically for such infections), age 18 and over or obstetric admissions, United States, 2000 and 2005
Population group20052000
65 and over2.560.022.200.02
85 and over1.470.031.140.03
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)
Second quartile2.060.021.980.02
Third quartile2.430.022.230.02
Fourth quartile (highest income)2.520.022.210.02
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan2.690.022.250.02
Large fringe metropolitan2.500.022.160.02
Medium metropolitan2.
Small metropolitan1.900.041.850.04
Micropolitan (nonmetro)1.780.031.630.03
Noncore (nonmetro)1.680.041.410.04
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance2.060.021.970.02
Other insurance1.980.061.780.06
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge1.460.041.630.05
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast2.390.022.000.02
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit2.
Private, for profit2.660.032.050.03
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching2.600.022.400.02
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan2.790.022.410.02
Large fringe metropolitan2.420.022.040.02
Medium metropolitan2.
Small metropolitan1.840.041.680.03
Micropolitan (nonmetro)
Noncore (nonmetro)0.790.060.670.05
Bed size of hospitalLess than 1001.580.030.930.03
500 or more2.740.022.550.02

a Also excludes admissions specifically for such infections, 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.

Key: SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample and AHRQ Quality Indicators, version 3.1.


Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 10_2_6-1: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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