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Table 12_2_7-2a

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_7.2a
Postoperative physiologic and metabolic derangements per 1,000 elective-surgery discharges (excluding some serious diseasesa and obstetric admissions), age 18 and over, by race/ethnicity, United States, 2006
  TotalWhiteBlackAPIHispanic, all races
Population groupRatebSERatebSERatebSERatebSERatebSE
Total 0.510.010.470.010.600.030.800.070.670.03
65 and over0.700.020.680.020.720.
  85 and over0.490.040.470.050.620.16DSUDSUDSUDSU
Median income of patient's ZIP codeFirst quartile (lowest income)0.500.020.450.020.610.030.620.180.580.05
Second quartile0.510.020.480.020.530.050.710.140.770.07
Third quartile0.490.020.470.020.590.060.700.140.640.07
Fourth quartile (highest income)0.530.020.480.020.750.080.990.110.880.09
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan0.630.020.600.020.630.040.740.090.770.05
Large fringe metropolitan0.480.020.440.020.730.050.810.160.570.09
Medium metropolitan0.480.020.450.020.410.
Small metropolitan0.490.030.490.030.500.09DSUDSU0.500.12
Micropolitan (nonmetro)0.400.030.390.030.600.10DSUDSUDSUDSU
Noncore (nonmetro)0.420.030.410.030.440.10DSUDSUDSUDSU
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance0.550.020.500.020.840.060.840.130.690.07
Other insurance0.620.070.640.08DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge0.380.070.420.09DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast0.420.020.390.020.630.060.830.180.460.08
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit0.480.010.460.010.580.030.850.080.580.04
Private, for profit0.610.020.540.030.690.060.660.170.860.06
Teaching statusTeaching0.560.010.530.020.660.040.970.110.640.05
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan0.630.010.590.020.680.030.820.090.760.04
Large fringe metropolitan0.460.020.420.020.630.060.690.190.700.10
Medium metropolitan0.480.020.470.020.430.
Small metropolitan0.390.030.380.030.500.09DSUDSU0.610.13
Micropolitan (nonmetro)
Bed size of hospitalLess than 1000.320.
500 or more0.580.020.540.020.700.041.400.160.670.06

a That is, excluding patients with diabetic coma and patients with renal failure who also were diagnosed with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), cardiac arrhythmia, cardiac arrest, shock, hemorrhage, or gastrointestinal hemorrhage.

b Rates are adjusted by age, gender, age-gender interactions, comorbidities, and diagnosis-related group (DRG) clusters. When reporting is by age, the adjustment is by gender, comorbidities, and DRG clusters; when reporting is by gender, the adjustment is by age, comorbidities, and DRG clusters.

DSU - 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 (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, State Inpatient Databases, disparities analysis file, 2006, and AHRQ Quality Indicators, version 3.1. The analysis file is designed to provide national estimates on disparities using weighted records from a sample of hospitals from the following 25 States: AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, KS, MA, MD, MI, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OK, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, and WI.


Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 12_2_7-2a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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