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Table 6_2_3-1

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 6_2_3.1
Obstetric trauma with 3rd or 4th degree lacerations per 1,000 instrument-assisted vaginal deliveries, United States, 2000 and 2006
Population groupRateaSERateaSE
Total 160.60.8204.00.6
Median income of patient's ZIP codeFirst quartile (lowest income)133.11.5175.01.4
Second quartile149.41.5193.31.3
Third quartile169.01.5212.11.3
Fourth quartile (highest income)191.21.5227.51.2
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan157.91.4198.31.1
Large fringe metropolitan177.01.6218.71.2
Medium metropolitan172.51.7216.61.7
Small metropolitan149.32.4198.82.1
Micropolitan (nonmetro)139.82.3174.22.2
Noncore (nonmetro)130.33.1191.22.7
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance184.91.0222.80.8
Other insurance144.05.0190.34.5
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge167.73.9185.93.3
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast176.52.3217.31.7
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit167.70.9213.30.8
Private, for profit130.21.9160.71.8
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching177.51.3239.41.2
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan162.01.3202.11.1
Large fringe metropolitan171.51.8215.21.3
Medium metropolitan171.01.6218.61.6
Small metropolitan146.92.3203.81.9
Micropolitan (nonmetro)134.72.4162.42.2
Noncore (nonmetro)137.34.4184.83.6
Bed size of hospitalLess than 100140.92.0170.71.9
500 or more190.01.7238.31.4

a Rates are adjusted by age and comorbidities. When reporting is by age, the adjustment is by comorbidities only.

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 March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 6_2_3-1: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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