2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports
|Median income of patient's ZIP Code|
|Total||First quartile (lowest income)||Second quartile||Third quartile||Fourth quartile (highest income)|
a. Consistent with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) software, admissions with expected low mortality are identified by Medicare Severity diagnosis-related group (MS-DRG) or DRG, depending on the date of discharge.� Admissions for cancer, an immunocompromised state, or a traumatic injury are excluded.
b. Rates are adjusted by age, gender, age-gender interactions, comorbidities, DRG, and transfers into the hospital.� The AHRQ PSI software was modified to not use the present on admission (POA) indicators (or estimates of the likelihood of POA for secondary diagnosis).
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, modified version 4.1.