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Table 12_3_2-1

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_3_2.1
Accidental puncture or laceration during procedure per 1,000 discharges (excluding obstetric admissions),a age 18 and over, United States, 2000 and 2006
Population groupRatebSERatebSE
Total 4.570.014.040.01
65 and over4.
  85 and over2.
Median income of patient's ZIP codeFirst quartile (lowest income)4.360.034.090.03
Second quartile4.750.034.160.02
Third quartile4.580.034.170.03
Fourth quartile (highest income)4.600.033.750.03
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan4.290.023.580.02
Large fringe metropolitan4.330.033.880.03
Medium metropolitan4.940.034.590.03
Small metropolitan4.830.044.400.04
Micropolitan (nonmetro)4.750.044.160.04
Noncore (nonmetro)4.700.044.500.05
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance4.490.023.820.02
Other insurance4.360.062.840.06
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge4.000.073.340.07
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast4.060.033.720.03
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit4.530.024.060.01
Private, for profit4.130.033.890.04
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching4.610.023.930.02
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan4.420.023.820.02
Large fringe metropolitan4.360.033.760.03
Medium metropolitan4.900.034.630.03
Small metropolitan4.570.044.350.04
Micropolitan (nonmetro)4.850.053.740.05
Noncore (nonmetro)
Bed size of hospitalLess than 1004.
500 or more4.610.024.140.03

a Also excludes admissions specifically for such problems, such as cases from earlier admissions or from other hospitals.

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.

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_3_2-1: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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