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Table 4_3_5-1

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_3_5.1
Deaths per 1,000 adult hospital admissions with congestive heart failure as principal diagnosis (excluding obstetric and neonatal hospital admissions and transfers to another hospital), United States, 2000 and 2005
Population group20052000
65 and over43.
85 and over60.70.587.00.5
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)38.10.354.30.4
Second quartile37.50.356.80.4
Third quartile35.20.453.40.4
Fourth quartile (highest income)35.10.456.50.4
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan32.50.350.20.4
Large fringe metropolitan33.60.354.70.4
Medium metropolitan37.40.456.90.5
Small metropolitan40.50.661.70.7
Micropolitan (nonmetro)43.40.559.50.6
Noncore (nonmetro)46.00.660.30.7
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance45.90.660.10.6
Other insurance66.21.973.82.2
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge44.91.563.91.9
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast40.10.457.70.4
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit35.
Private, for profit36.70.550.70.5
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching34.20.353.00.4
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan33.10.351.30.4
Large fringe metropolitan33.00.454.20.4
Medium metropolitan37.30.456.80.5
Small metropolitan41.00.663.00.6
Micropolitan (nonmetro)44.10.658.70.6
Noncore (nonmetro)54.80.959.00.9
Bed size of hospitalLess than 10048.40.558.60.5
500 or more35.10.452.80.5

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_3_5-1: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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