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Table 10_2_4-2

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_2_4.2
Iatrogenic pneumothorax casesa per 100,000 population (excluding obstetric admissions and patients with trauma, thoracic surgery, lung or pleural biopsy, or cardiac surgery), age 18 and over, United States, 2000 and 2005
Population group20052000
65 and over29.
85 and over41.12.848.22.9
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)8.70.510.30.6
Second quartile7.
Third quartile8.
Fourth quartile (highest income)
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan8.
Large fringe metropolitan8.70.710.20.9
Medium metropolitan8.
Small metropolitan6.
Micropolitan (nonmetro)
Noncore (nonmetro)
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast8.

a Includes admissions specifically for iatrogenic pneumothorax, such as cases from earlier admissions or from other hospitals. Also includes barotrauma (including acute respiratory distress syndrome) and central line placement.

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_2_4-2: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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