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Table 12_3_8-2a

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_3_8.2a
Failure to rescue, or deaths per 1,000 discharges having developed specified complications of care during hospitalization (excluding patients transferred in or out and patients admitted from long-term care facilities), ages 18–74, by race/ethnicity, United States, 2006
  TotalWhiteBlackAPIHispanic, all races
Population groupRateaSERateaSERateaSERateaSERateaSE
Total 116.80.3117.10.3111.00.6130.71.8122.10.9
Median income of patient's ZIP codeFirst quartile (lowest income)118.70.5120.50.7114.00.8138.64.6121.41.3
Second quartile117.00.6118.10.7108.11.3131.23.9124.41.9
Third quartile115.90.6116.00.7107.01.5127.73.5122.72.0
Fourth quartile (highest income)114.40.6113.90.7106.91.9128.93.2119.72.6
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan120.80.5124.20.7112.00.8127.62.4125.51.2
Large fringe metropolitan110.80.6112.00.7103.31.3113.24.4118.42.4
Medium metropolitan118.40.6118.00.8114.41.6153.84.6118.61.9
Small metropolitan114.81.0113.01.1114.92.6146.513.9130.84.0
Micropolitan (nonmetro)118.80.9118.61.0120.92.8151.78.5109.14.2
Noncore (nonmetro)113.61.1113.41.2112.43.2115.025.7106.45.8
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance110.00.5109.40.6105.31.3133.13.4114.72.0
Other insurance114.01.6117.82.0105.13.5142.010.8106.64.2
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge137.51.2139.81.6125.32.3135.67.8144.22.9
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast124.50.6124.00.8124.71.4136.74.7123.12.0
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit114.90.3115.90.4107.90.7128.62.2120.11.1
Private, for profit122.30.7119.91.0123.81.7129.15.0125.12.0
Teaching statusTeaching114.80.4116.00.6109.20.8130.82.9116.31.4
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan119.80.4120.70.6113.20.8126.32.3124.61.2
Large fringe metropolitan109.60.6111.20.7101.41.3114.44.9121.52.6
Medium metropolitan118.70.6118.90.7112.11.5155.54.6119.41.8
Small metropolitan115.90.9114.71.0116.72.4127.214.7130.44.1
Micropolitan (nonmetro)120.01.0119.51.1124.53.0159.18.997.65.4
Noncore (nonmetro)105.22.0107.12.2103.35.1DSUDSU60.011.9
Bed size of hospitalLess than 100106.91.0106.21.1105.53.1136.58.3107.74.0
500 or more114.70.5118.20.7106.21.0129.94.1111.81.6

a 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_3_8-2a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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