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Table 10_2_7-3

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_2_7.3
Transfusion reactions per 1,000 discharges,a age 18 and over or obstetric admissions, by race/ethnicity, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
65 and over0.0070.0010.0070.001******
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)0.0040.001********
Second quartile0.0070.0020.0060.002******
Third quartile0.0050.0010.0050.001******
Fourth quartile (highest income)0.0090.0020.0090.002******
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan0.0040.001********
Large fringe metropolitan0.0080.0020.0070.002******
Medium metropolitan0.0080.002********
Small metropolitan**********
Micropolitan (nonmetro)**********
Noncore (nonmetro)**********
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance0.0050.001********
Other insurance**********
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge**********
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast0.0070.0010.0070.002******
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit0.0060.0010.0060.001******
Private, for profit**********
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching0.0050.001********
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan0.0060.002********
Large fringe metropolitan0.0060.002********
Medium metropolitan0.0080.0020.0060.002******
Small metropolitan**********
Micropolitan (nonmetro)**********
Noncore (nonmetro)**********
Bed size of hospitalLess than 100**********
500 or more0.0070.002********

a Excludes admissions specifically for transfusion reactions, such as cases from earlier admissions or from other hospitals.

b No risk adjustment is performed because outcome of interest is relatively rare.

* - 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_2_7-3: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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