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Table 4_4_1-2

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_4_1.2
Deaths per 1,000 adult hospital admissions with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair (excluding obstetric and neonatal hospital admissions and transfers to another hospital), by race/ethnicity, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
65 and over79.01.478.81.581.56.5104.410.082.37.4
85 and over165.65.9163.16.3160.125.8255.629.2185.839.5
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)73.22.375.62.670.36.973.719.757.29.8
Second quartile68.92.366.42.480.811.3208.027.099.414.0
Third quartile67.82.368.22.457.712.672.817.374.315.4
Fourth quartile (highest income)66.82.467.32.571.417.589.012.3**
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan68.12.367.92.774.96.980.112.662.98.7
Large fringe metropolitan65.42.366.32.458.511.0132.320.664.618.4
Medium metropolitan77.22.677.52.7**91.714.980.615.0
Small metropolitan63.03.664.33.7******
Micropolitan (nonmetro)66.93.663.83.7138.321.3**148.240.5
Noncore (nonmetro)****
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance58.**175.929.2**
Other insurance64.810.052.211.0250.950.5****
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge65.610.556.412.0194.544.6****
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast74.32.574.12.674.213.9134.824.370.017.6
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit69.21.369.61.463.45.996.
Private, for profit63.53.361.23.6102.312.6**64.812.6
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching63.
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan62.
Large fringe metropolitan69.72.568.82.681.112.8183.124.1102.823.4
Medium metropolitan72.92.372.72.454.712.683.315.394.313.6
Small metropolitan67.13.366.73.3******
Micropolitan (nonmetro)86.54.885.24.9**215.659.5**
Noncore (nonmetro)173.818.3173.619.4******
Bed size of hospitalLess than 10067.35.867.76.0******
500 or more66.32.367.72.562.78.4114.419.948.111.8

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.

* - 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_4_1-2: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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