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Table 10_4_3-1

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_4_3.1
Obstetric trauma with 3rd or 4th degree lacerations per 1,000 instrument-assisted vaginal deliveries, United States, 2000 and 2005
Population group20052000
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)143.01.5175.01.4
Second quartile162.21.5193.31.3
Third quartile177.81.5212.11.3
Fourth quartile (highest income)189.81.5227.51.2
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan174.71.3198.31.1
Large fringe metropolitan177.81.6218.71.2
Medium metropolitan166.81.7216.61.7
Small metropolitan156.62.5198.82.1
Micropolitan (nonmetro)151.42.3174.22.2
Noncore (nonmetro)148.63.0191.22.7
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance187.91.0222.80.8
Other insurance183.04.8190.34.5
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge172.74.3185.93.3
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast175.22.0217.31.7
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit170.20.9213.30.8
Private, for profit139.41.9160.71.8
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching193.81.4239.41.2
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan176.61.2202.11.1
Large fringe metropolitan174.51.8215.21.3
Medium metropolitan165.01.6218.61.6
Small metropolitan158.02.4203.81.9
Micropolitan (nonmetro)146.92.3162.42.2
Noncore (nonmetro)151.94.4184.83.6
Bed size of hospitalLess than 100145.12.0170.71.9
500 or more182.01.8238.31.4

a Rates are adjusted by age. When reporting is by age, there is no adjustment.

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_4_3-1: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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