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Table 12_3_6-1

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_6.1
Decubitus ulcers per 1,000 discharges with a length of stay of 5 or more days, age 18 and over,a United States, 2000, 2004-2007
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
65 and over35.
  85 and over51.
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)
Second quartile23.
Third quartile24.
Fourth quartile (highest income)
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan31.
Large fringe metropolitan25.
Medium metropolitan22.
Small metropolitan20.
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)
Expected payment sourcePrivate20.
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge17.90.316.60.317.20.419.00.414.30.4
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast30.
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit24.
Private, for profit26.
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching29.
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan29.
Large fringe metropolitan26.
Medium metropolitan22.
Small metropolitan19.
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)
Bed size of hospitalLess than 10021.
500 or more27.

a Excludes transfers; patients admitted from long-term care facilities; patients with diseases of the skin, subcutaneous tissue, and breast; and obstetric admissions.� Also excludes admissions specifically for such problems, such as cases from earlier admissions or from other hospitals. 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.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Table 12_3_6-1: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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