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Table 4_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 4_2_8.1
Deaths per 1,000 adult hospital admissions with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) as principal diagnosis (excluding transfers to another hospital), United States, 2000 and 2005
Population group20052000
65 and over107.90.5144.90.5
85 and over150.71.2207.51.3
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)79.60.6110.90.6
Second quartile80.20.7106.30.6
Third quartile75.60.7105.20.7
Fourth quartile (highest income)73.70.799.00.7
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan72.60.6101.40.6
Large fringe metropolitan69.60.7101.30.6
Medium metropolitan77.10.7102.60.8
Small metropolitan80.91.2117.11.1
Micropolitan (nonmetro)90.61.0113.91.0
Noncore (nonmetro)96.81.2118.01.1
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance75.
Other insurance89.43.0113.83.3
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge101.82.3133.22.4
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast76.20.7103.50.7
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit75.50.4104.40.4
Private, for profit79.90.9105.80.9
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching70.60.699.90.6
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan71.50.6102.10.6
Large fringe metropolitan70.10.7102.00.7
Medium metropolitan78.40.7103.60.7
Small metropolitan84.11.1113.11.0
Micropolitan (nonmetro)98.21.1117.11.2
Noncore (nonmetro)122.32.3131.21.9
Bed size of hospitalLess than 100101.11.2119.61.0
500 or more70.30.7100.40.8

a Rates are adjusted by age, gender, age-gender interactions, and All Patient Refined-Diagnosis Related Group (APR-DRG) risk of mortality score. When reporting is by age, the adjustment is by gender and APR-DRG risk of mortality score; when reporting is by gender, the adjustment is by age and APR-DRG risk of mortality score.

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 4_2_8-1: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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