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Table 12_3_7-2

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_3_7.2
Transfusion reactionsa per 100,000 population, age 18 and over or obstetric admissions, United States, 2000 and 2006
Population groupRatebSERatebSE
Total 0.0580.0120.0650.013
65 and overDSUDSU0.1910.051
Median income of patient's ZIP codeFirst quartile (lowest income)0.0990.0280.1350.037
Second quartileDSUDSUDSUDSU
Third quartileDSUDSUDSUDSU
Fourth quartile (highest income)DSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan0.1060.030DSUDSU
Large fringe metropolitanDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medium metropolitanDSUDSUDSUDSU
Small metropolitanDSUDSUDSUDSU
Micropolitan (nonmetro)DSUDSUDSUDSU
Noncore (nonmetro)DSUDSUDSUDSU
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheastDSUDSUDSUDSU

a Includes admissions specifically for transfusion reactions, such as cases from earlier admissions or from other hospitals.

b Rates are adjusted by age and gender using the total U.S. population for 2000 as the standard population; when reporting is by age, the adjustment is by gender only; when reporting is by gender, the adjustment is by age only.

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_3_7-2: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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