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Table 12_3_2-3

2010 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 12_3_2.3
Accidental puncture or laceration during procedure per 100,000 population, age 18 and over,a United States, 2000, 2004-2007
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 48.41.848.11.948.51.947.61.945.01.9
65 and over131.35.3126.75.5128.85.5125.95.2120.55.5
  85 and over115.35.7112.95.8110.55.4112.55.5121.06.3
Median income of patient's ZIP codeFirst quartile (lowest income)47.02.746.42.447.62.545.12.351.93.1
Second quartile49.72.352.02.549.02.548.82.449.82.6
Third quartile49.32.548.22.551.42.849.32.745.42.7
Fourth quartile (highest income)48.63.746.73.546.
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan45.
Large fringe metropolitan46.
Medium metropolitan51.15.352.55.549.24.746.84.744.05.4
Small metropolitan52.15.953.15.449.65.951.86.349.95.6
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)52.94.855.94.653.64.657.35.545.83.8
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)48.43.656.54.654.44.554.34.652.74.7
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast44.74.639.74.640.13.943.95.540.34.7

a Includes admissions specifically for such problems, such as cases from earlier admissions or from other hospitals. Excludes obstetric admissions. Rates are adjusted by age and gender using the total U.S. population for 2000 as the standard population; when reporting is by age, the adjustment is by gender only; when reporting is by gender, the adjustment is by age 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.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Table 12_3_2-3: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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