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Table 4_4_2-2a

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_2.2a
Deaths per 1,000 admissions with coronary artery bypass graft (excluding obstetric admissions and transfers to another hospital), age 40 and over, by race/ethnicity, United States, 2006
  TotalWhiteBlackAPIHispanic, all races
Population groupRateaSERateaSERateaSERateaSERateaSE
Total 24.90.324.50.324.
65 and over34.40.534.70.529.91.842.
  85 and over75.
Median income of patient's ZIP codeFirst quartile (lowest income)27.30.626.80.727.11.538.25.428.41.9
Second quartile25.30.625.00.622.62.331.54.528.42.4
Third quartile24.60.624.50.622.52.924.84.525.32.8
Fourth quartile (highest income)22.00.621.80.714.93.836.73.818.63.2
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan24.30.624.80.722.71.630.
Large fringe metropolitan24.00.623.60.625.42.434.55.428.63.2
Medium metropolitan25.20.724.10.722.52.832.54.532.62.5
Small metropolitan23.
Micropolitan (nonmetro)26.80.926.40.920.
Noncore (nonmetro)
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance22.70.721.10.828.12.631.14.825.83.0
Other insurance21.72.522.22.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge22.
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast26.10.725.80.828.72.940.46.424.22.6
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit24.30.324.10.423.71.331.22.722.81.5
Private, for profit27.40.826.70.926.
Teaching statusTeaching25.10.524.60.525.11.535.
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan25.60.525.50.525.61.531.
Large fringe metropolitan22.40.721.80.722.32.539.
Medium metropolitan25.00.624.40.622.82.630.74.429.52.2
Small metropolitan25.10.924.40.929.04.6DSUDSU33.04.9
Micropolitan (nonmetro)29.51.729.61.8DSUDSU127.118.4DSUDSU
Bed size of hospitalLess than 10026.61.927.42.1DSUDSU87.217.8DSUDSU
500 or more25.60.525.70.625.01.726.04.823.71.9

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_2-2a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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