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Table 16_6_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 16_6_4.1
Accidental puncture or laceration during procedure per 1,000 discharges (excluding obstetric admissions, normal newborns, and neonates with a birth weight less than 500 grams),a under age 18, by race/ethnicity, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)0.920.**0.690.06
Second quartile0.880.040.890.050.800.
Third quartile0.940.
Fourth quartile (highest income)0.850.030.870.040.690.130.710.150.760.10
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan0.880.030.920.050.820.060.820.140.800.05
Large fringe metropolitan0.850.030.860.040.740.100.920.210.920.10
Medium metropolitan0.860.040.960.050.800.11**0.630.08
Small metropolitan1.**1.010.16
Micropolitan (nonmetro)0.980.061.080.06******
Noncore (nonmetro)0.990.071.080.08******
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance0.940.020.980.030.890.080.800.130.900.07
Other insurance1.
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge0.870.101.030.15****0.700.18
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast0.870.040.920.050.830.100.850.200.640.10
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit0.930.020.970.020.800.050.840.110.850.04
Private, for profit0.640.060.760.09****0.510.11
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching0.990.
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan0.880.020.890.030.800.050.790.120.850.04
Large fringe metropolitan0.690.050.700.070.630.141.140.310.580.15
Medium metropolitan0.940.**0.520.09
Small metropolitan1.020.070.980.081.190.19**1.030.24
Micropolitan (nonmetro)******
Noncore (nonmetro)1.600.181.970.20******
Bed size of hospitalLess than 1001.100.081.320.10****0.740.18
500 or more0.920.

a Also excludes admissions specifically for such problems, such as cases from earlier admissions or from other hospitals.

b Rates are adjusted by age, gender, diagnosis-related group (DRG) and major diagnostic category (MDC) groups, and comorbidities, and stratified by six clinical categories and seven procedure types (distinguishing minor and major procedures and quantity).

* - 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 16_6_4-1: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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