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Table 4_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 4_2_8.2
Deaths per 1,000 adult hospital admissions with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) as principal diagnosis (excluding transfers to another hospital), by race/ethnicity, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
65 and over109.20.5112.70.684.91.6101.83.2100.51.8
85 and over155.31.2156.71.3137.54.4156.28.4146.65.1
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)82.30.685.30.769.91.485.05.380.61.7
Second quartile80.50.781.90.767.72.367.14.781.32.6
Third quartile76.30.777.60.757.82.974.
Fourth quartile (highest income)73.30.772.90.868.63.684.53.671.93.8
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan75.70.677.50.763.41.476.02.980.01.6
Large fringe metropolitan72.00.772.60.760.72.482.
Medium metropolitan78.00.878.20.873.52.986.14.574.52.8
Small metropolitan81.
Micropolitan (nonmetro)
Noncore (nonmetro)
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance77.
Other insurance83.
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge98.
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast78.40.779.40.869.82.869.85.973.93.2
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit77.10.478.10.464.
Private, for profit81.50.881.
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching72.10.673.30.761.41.678.
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan75.20.576.00.764.01.475.72.878.91.6
Large fringe metropolitan71.60.773.00.858.02.482.
Medium metropolitan77.70.777.60.871.92.888.64.476.62.7
Small metropolitan85.**93.85.5
Micropolitan (nonmetro)
Noncore (nonmetro)119.92.2119.72.3105.510.4**130.520.5
Bed size of hospitalLess than 10099.41.1100.
500 or more71.80.772.40.864.

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.

* - 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 4_2_8-2: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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