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Table 10_1_8-2

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_8.2
Accidental puncture or laceration during procedurea (excluding obstetric admissions) per 100,000 population, age 18 and over, United States, 2000 and 2005
Population group20052000
65 and over128.85.5120.55.5
85 and over110.55.4121.06.3
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)47.62.551.93.1
Second quartile49.02.549.82.6
Third quartile51.42.845.42.7
Fourth quartile (highest income)
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan46.53.839.43.2
Large fringe metropolitan46.13.847.94.2
Medium metropolitan49.24.744.05.4
Small metropolitan49.65.949.95.6
Micropolitan (nonmetro)53.64.645.83.8
Noncore (nonmetro)54.44.552.74.7
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast40.13.940.34.7

a Includes admissions specifically for such problems, such as cases from earlier admissions or from other hospitals.

b Rates are adjusted by age and gender using the total U.S. population for 2000 as the standard population; when reporting is by age, the adjustment is by gender only; when reporting is by gender, the adjustment is by age only.

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_8-2: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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