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Table 10_2_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_2_8.2
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, by race/ethnicity, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)127.80.5127.70.7124.10.9152.34.6133.01.3
Second quartile124.80.6125.40.7117.81.4136.14.3128.81.9
Third quartile123.80.6123.30.7118.31.7137.53.7126.82.1
Fourth quartile (highest income)125.80.6124.40.7122.82.2153.83.4133.82.8
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan130.00.5130.90.7123.10.9147.02.6134.11.2
Large fringe metropolitan120.40.6121.70.7116.11.5122.94.7116.72.5
Medium metropolitan127.60.7126.70.8119.51.7161.24.5137.62.2
Small metropolitan119.91.0118.81.1124.82.6103.912.4128.14.8
Micropolitan (nonmetro)125.01.0123.91.1129.82.9165.49.0112.74.5
Noncore (nonmetro)124.81.2124.41.3124.73.5142.928.1118.36.7
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance120.90.6119.10.6122.41.4139.33.6125.02.1
Other insurance134.31.8137.42.2123.84.1148.614.5135.44.8
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge146.81.2146.31.7139.32.5170.68.5154.42.8
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast137.00.7138.10.8138.91.6141.44.9128.82.1
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit124.90.3125.20.4119.10.7142.12.2129.31.1
Private, for profit125.60.8123.91.0127.31.8146.65.6125.22.0
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching126.50.5125.90.7123.31.0146.43.4130.01.5
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan128.30.4127.60.6123.30.9145.62.5133.11.1
Large fringe metropolitan121.00.7123.00.8115.41.5116.65.5117.82.8
Medium metropolitan126.60.6125.30.7119.31.7159.94.5139.92.1
Small metropolitan124.80.9123.51.1129.72.4114.013.9127.44.8
Micropolitan (nonmetro)126.91.1127.51.2128.63.1170.39.495.75.3
Noncore (nonmetro)109.42.1110.92.3104.66.3207.139.472.214.1
Bed size of hospitalLess than 100115.71.0115.41.2115.43.2130.68.6116.54.0
500 or more127.10.6128.40.7121.51.2143.64.4125.91.7

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


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