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Table 8_2_7-1

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 8_2_7.1
Deaths per 1,000 adult hospital admissions with pneumonia as principal diagnosis (excluding obstetric and neonatal admissions and transfers to another hospital), United States, 2000 and 2005
Population group20052000
65 and over62.30.393.10.3
85 and over85.40.6123.90.6
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)51.00.471.70.4
Second quartile50.30.473.30.4
Third quartile46.70.474.60.5
Fourth quartile (highest income)47.30.577.60.5
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan44.20.469.40.4
Large fringe metropolitan46.20.476.20.5
Medium metropolitan48.10.574.70.6
Small metropolitan50.20.780.80.8
Micropolitan (nonmetro)57.30.677.10.7
Noncore (nonmetro)58.70.772.10.7
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance54.20.775.80.7
Other insurance68.
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge54.51.883.51.9
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast56.00.577.30.5
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit48.
Private, for profit48.50.669.70.6
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching45.30.473.40.4
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan43.50.469.20.4
Large fringe metropolitan46.70.576.40.5
Medium metropolitan48.40.575.00.5
Small metropolitan50.10.780.50.7
Micropolitan (nonmetro)58.70.677.60.7
Noncore (nonmetro)63.00.870.90.8
Bed size of hospitalLess than 10059.40.574.50.5
500 or more44.80.572.80.6

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 8_2_7-1: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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