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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Deaths per 1,000 adult admissions with acute myocardial infarction.

Measure Source

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


45 Deaths per 1,000 admissions with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) as principal diagnosis, age 18 and older (excluding transfers to another hospital), United States, 2002, by

  • Race/ethnicity

Data Source

AHRQ, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), State Inpatient Databases, disparities analysis file.


All hospital inpatient discharges age 18 and older with a principal diagnosis code of AMI (ICD-9-CM 41001, 41051, 41011, 41061, 41021, 41071, 41031, 41081, 41041, 41091).

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


Number of deaths with a principal diagnosis code of AMI.


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 3, of the AHRQ Inpatient Quality Indicators software. This measure is referred to as indicator 15 in the AHRQ Inpatient Quality Indicators software documentation. More information about the AHRQ Quality Indicators is available at



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