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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Treatment of Pneumonia

Deaths per 1,000 adult admissions with pneumonia

Measure Source

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Inpatient Quality Indicators (IQI).


74 Deaths per 1000 admissions with pneumonia as principal diagnosis, age 18 and older (excluding obstetric and neonatal admissions and transfers to another hospital), United States, 2001, by

  • Race/ethnicity

Data Source

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, State Inpatient Databases, disparities analysis file.


All discharges age 18 years and older with principal diagnosis code of pneumonia. More information about the AHRQ Quality Indicators, including the specific ICD-9-CM codes used to define this Inpatient Quality Indicator, is available at

Exclude patients transferring to another short-term hospital, obstetric and neonatal admissions.


Number of deaths with a principal diagnosis code of pneumonia.


Rates are adjusted by age, gender, age-gender interactions, and 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.

The disparities analysis file, created specifically for this report to provide national estimates on disparities, consists of weighted records from a sample of hospitals from the following 22 states that participate in HCUP and have high quality race/ethnicity data: AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, KS, MD, MA, MI, MO, NJ, NY, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, and WI.

This table was created using version 2.1, revision 2, of the AHRQ Inpatient Quality Indicators software. This measure is referred to as indicator 20 in the AHRQ Inpatient Quality Indicators software documentation.



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