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Table 10_1_15-3

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_15.3
Reclosure of postoperative abdominal wound separation per 1,000 abdominopelvic-surgery discharges (excluding immunocompromised patients, stays under 2 days, and obstetric conditionsa), age 18 and over, by race/ethnicity, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
65 and over4.400.094.380.103.800.334.660.734.930.39
85 and over4.410.274.380.294.781.008.382.19**
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)2.700.072.720.092.550.17**2.840.21
Second quartile2.650.082.630.082.610.27**2.810.30
Third quartile2.600.072.620.082.570.31**2.530.31
Fourth quartile (highest income)**
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan2.610.072.480.
Large fringe metropolitan2.530.082.630.082.300.28**2.070.37
Medium metropolitan2.510.092.440.092.660.322.980.652.740.34
Small metropolitan2.360.122.510.13****3.460.64
Micropolitan (nonmetro)2.640.112.710.12**5.311.092.270.60
Noncore (nonmetro)2.550.132.600.142.400.60****
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance2.350.072.430.072.180.22**1.780.26
Other insurance3.300.242.790.294.610.63**5.090.63
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge2.950.193.690.261.800.44**2.010.42
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast2.750.092.770.093.590.30**2.380.35
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit2.580.042.640.052.520.141.450.332.060.18
Private, for profit2.**3.210.30
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching2.800.072.840.082.830.19**2.860.25
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan2.510.062.420.082.950.171.560.382.600.18
Large fringe metropolitan2.640.082.730.092.370.29**2.170.40
Medium metropolitan2.680.082.650.092.520.303.030.652.780.33
Small metropolitan2.410.112.500.12****3.980.63
Micropolitan (nonmetro)**5.891.15**
Noncore (nonmetro)2.730.242.930.24******
Bed size of hospitalLess than 1002.540.122.580.133.260.61**2.480.57
500 or more2.800.082.760.093.160.24**2.810.30

a Also excludes admissions specifically for such wound dehiscence, such as cases from earlier admissions or from other hospitals.

b 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.

* - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: API: Asian or Pacific Islander; SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, State Inpatient Databases, disparities analysis file, 2005. This file is designed to provide national estimates on disparities using weighted records from a sample of hospitals from the following 23 States: AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, KS, MA, MD, MI, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OK, RI, SC, TN, TX, VT, and WI.


Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 10_1_15-3: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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