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Table 4_4_1-2a

2009 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 4_4_1.2a
Deaths per 1,000 admissions with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair (excluding obstetric admissions and transfers to another hospital), age 18 and over, by race/ethnicity, United States, 2006
  TotalWhiteBlackAPIHispanic, all races
Population groupRateaSERateaSERateaSERateaSERateaSE
65 and over77.21.476.51.575.46.392.913.171.87.2
  85 and over135.66.2141.46.592.627.6247.565.0DSUDSU
Median income of patient's ZIP codeFirst quartile (lowest income)68.62.468.22.759.07.3173.134.470.310.5
Second quartile61.32.358.52.589.810.5DSUDSU76.811.4
Third quartile64.
Fourth quartile (highest income)67.02.566.92.759.013.975.819.950.613.8
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan63.12.461.02.952.16.876.615.187.19.0
Large fringe metropolitan64.82.365.22.559.610.2198.237.3DSUDSU
Medium metropolitan65.12.466.42.651.211.8DSUDSU45.712.2
Small metropolitan66.33.965.34.096.421.4DSUDSUDSUDSU
Micropolitan (nonmetro)70.73.767.23.8DSUDSU1000.0175.4DSUDSU
Noncore (nonmetro)66.04.464.64.5268.343.3DSUDSUDSUDSU
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance52.73.351.43.564.714.3DSUDSU68.217.2
Other insurance79.412.076.312.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge76.
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast77.32.576.22.789.712.7137.729.278.311.6
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit64.71.364.01.458.35.599.413.068.17.5
Private, for profit60.43.660.43.8DSUDSUDSUDSU59.413.9
Teaching statusTeaching64.61.963.
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan60.
Large fringe metropolitan70.32.672.02.751.510.5167.530.3DSUDSU
Medium metropolitan64.
Small metropolitan63.03.563.53.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Micropolitan (nonmetro)89.65.787.85.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Bed size of hospitalLess than 10067.16.565.86.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
500 or more61.

a Rates are adjusted by age, gender, age-gender interactions, and All Patient Refined-Diagnosis Related Group (APR-DRG) risk of mortality score.� When reporting is by age, the adjustment is by gender and APR-DRG risk of mortality score; when reporting is by gender, the adjustment is by age and APR-DRG risk of mortality score.

DSU - 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 (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, State Inpatient Databases, disparities analysis file, 2006, and AHRQ Quality Indicators, version 3.1. The analysis file is designed to provide national estimates on disparities using weighted records from a sample of hospitals from the following 25 States: AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, KS, MA, MD, MI, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OK, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, and WI.


Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 4_4_1-2a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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