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Table 4_2_2-1

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 4_2_2.1
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with acute myocardial infarction as principal diagnosis,a age 18 and over, United States, 2000, 2004-2007
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 67.30.373.00.377.50.383.00.3105.80.3
65 and over92.30.5100.00.5107.90.5115.50.5144.90.5
  85 and over133.51.2145.01.2150.71.2165.91.2207.51.3
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)69.70.675.10.779.60.688.20.6110.90.6
Second quartile68.50.775.20.780.20.784.20.6106.30.6
Third quartile67.30.771.70.775.60.779.50.7105.20.7
Fourth quartile (highest income)62.90.769.50.773.70.778.40.799.00.7
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan64.00.669.60.672.60.677.70.6101.40.6
Large fringe metropolitan63.30.769.10.769.60.777.80.7101.30.6
Medium metropolitan63.90.869.10.877.10.781.40.8102.60.8
Small metropolitan74.
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)
Expected payment sourcePrivate66.90.973.
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge92.
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast69.50.777.40.776.20.782.80.7103.50.7
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit66.40.471.50.475.50.481.10.4104.40.4
Private, for profit68.80.974.60.979.90.986.00.9105.80.9
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching64.10.668.30.670.60.676.70.699.90.6
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan65.30.669.10.671.50.677.50.6102.10.6
Large fringe metropolitan60.90.771.00.870.10.776.50.7102.00.7
Medium metropolitan64.60.770.50.778.40.782.20.7103.60.7
Small metropolitan73.60.977.
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)102.52.3109.52.3122.32.3112.22.0131.21.9
Bed size of hospitalLess than 10087.
500 or more60.40.867.80.770.30.780.30.7100.40.8

a Excludes transfers to another hospital. 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.

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 4_2_2-1: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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