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Table 12_2_6-2

2009 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 12_2_6.2
Postoperative respiratory failure per 1,000 elective-surgery discharges with an operating room procedure (excluding patients with respiratory disease, circulatory disease, or neuromuscular disorders, neonates with a birth weight less than 500 grams, and admissions specifically for acute respiratory failure), under age 18, United States, 2000 and 2006
Population groupRateaSERateaSE
Total 19.00.319.00.3
Median income of patient's ZIP codeFirst quartile (lowest income)23.50.718.60.7
Second quartile17.80.619.10.7
Third quartile18.60.719.50.7
Fourth quartile (highest income)16.80.618.70.7
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan19.40.618.20.6
Large fringe metropolitan16.20.720.90.7
Medium metropolitan21.20.717.20.8
Small metropolitan16.
Micropolitan (nonmetro)
Noncore (nonmetro)21.31.417.01.5
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance17.90.517.80.4
Other insurance22.21.613.31.7
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge23.22.616.32.9
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast17.80.714.90.9
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit18.00.419.10.4
Private, for profit20.90.911.31.8
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching19.00.418.90.5
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan18.50.420.10.4
Large fringe metropolitan16.71.515.51.2
Medium metropolitan22.60.818.20.9
Small metropolitan18.61.617.61.6
Micropolitan (nonmetro)10.02.3DSUDSU
Noncore (nonmetro)24.05.6DSUDSU
Bed size of hospitalLess than 10022.52.0DSUDSU
500 or more21.10.518.50.6

a Rates are adjusted by age, gender, diagnosis related group and major diagnostic category groups, and comorbidities.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

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 March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 12_2_6-2: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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