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Table 10_1_10-1

2008 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 10_1_10.1
Postoperative sepsis per 1,000 elective-surgery discharges with an operating room procedure (excluding patients admitted for infection; patients with cancer or immunocompromised states; obstetric conditions; stays under 4 days; and admissions specifically for sepsis), age 18 and over, United States, 2000 and 2005
Population group20052000
65 and over16.
85 and over21.60.715.50.6
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)
Second quartile13.
Third quartile12.
Fourth quartile (highest income)
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan14.
Large fringe metropolitan14.
Medium metropolitan13.
Small metropolitan12.
Micropolitan (nonmetro)
Noncore (nonmetro)12.80.410.70.3
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance11.
Other insurance13.
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge10.
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast12.
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit13.
Private, for profit17.
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching12.
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan15.
Large fringe metropolitan14.00.310.60.2
Medium metropolitan13.
Small metropolitan13.60.310.30.3
Micropolitan (nonmetro)
Noncore (nonmetro)
Bed size of hospitalLess than 10011.
500 or more13.

a 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.


Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 10_1_10-1: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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