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Table 10_4_4-1

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_4.1
Obstetric trauma with 3rd or 4th degree lacerations per 1,000 cesarean deliveries, United States, 2000 and 2005
Population group20052000
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)
Second quartile4.030.343.940.32
Third quartile4.400.345.190.51
Fourth quartile (highest income)4.820.455.980.68
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan4.430.434.400.43
Large fringe metropolitan4.370.425.640.69
Medium metropolitan4.010.424.830.58
Small metropolitan3.910.664.200.51
Micropolitan (nonmetro)3.450.503.640.57
Noncore (nonmetro)2.360.443.940.63
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance4.520.315.180.45
Other insurance2.280.652.380.72
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge5.100.954.820.89
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast4.930.566.051.33
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit4.340.285.100.43
Private, for profit2.740.383.470.58
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching5.830.515.990.84
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan4.530.435.100.72
Large fringe metropolitan4.160.585.010.56
Medium metropolitan3.910.404.430.58
Small metropolitan3.840.684.580.56
Micropolitan (nonmetro)2.980.562.770.56
Noncore (nonmetro)2.650.764.300.96
Bed size of hospitalLess than 1002.420.324.120.55
500 or more4.890.566.961.18

a No risk-adjustment is performed for this outcome of interest.

* - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

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_4-1: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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