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Table 10_2_8-1

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_2_8.1
Failure to rescue or deaths per 1,000 discharges having developed specified complications of care during hospitalization (excluding patients transferred in or out and patients admitted from long-term care facilities), ages 18–74, United States, 2000 and 2005
Population group20052000
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)121.90.5152.10.7
Second quartile120.30.6153.80.7
Third quartile117.50.6157.30.8
Fourth quartile (highest income)122.10.6151.00.8
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan121.60.5156.20.6
Large fringe metropolitan118.90.6152.20.7
Medium metropolitan119.50.6156.50.9
Small metropolitan118.01.0155.71.2
Micropolitan (nonmetro)125.60.9146.81.2
Noncore (nonmetro)118.11.1142.31.4
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance115.90.6144.90.6
Other insurance127.01.8141.32.2
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge142.71.2179.51.6
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast136.60.7159.60.8
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit117.90.3152.30.4
Private, for profit126.20.8151.01.0
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching118.50.5151.70.6
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan118.80.4154.30.5
Large fringe metropolitan122.60.7153.80.8
Medium metropolitan119.50.6156.90.8
Small metropolitan122.21.0156.21.1
Micropolitan (nonmetro)128.01.0144.51.4
Noncore (nonmetro)111.52.0126.42.2
Bed size of hospitalLess than 100115.51.0138.51.2
500 or more119.50.6150.70.7

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_2_8-1: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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