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Table 21_1_4-1a

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 21_1_4.1a
Accidental puncture or laceration during procedure per 1,000 discharges (excluding obstetric admissions, normal newborns, and neonates with a birth weight less than 500 grams),a under age 18, by race/ethnicity, United States, 2006
  TotalWhiteBlackAPIHispanic, all races
Population groupRatebSERatebSERatebSERatebSERatebSE
Total 0.850.020.890.020.770.
Median income of patient's ZIP codeFirst quartile (lowest income)0.830.030.900.050.830.
Second quartile0.820.030.880.040.640.081.390.210.700.07
Third quartile0.870.030.890.040.790.
Fourth quartile (highest income)0.880.030.880.040.780.
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan0.880.030.920.050.930.
Large fringe metropolitan0.740.030.720.040.710.080.890.200.690.09
Medium metropolitan0.810.030.860.040.750.101.410.190.580.07
Small metropolitan1.140.051.310.060.610.152.880.520.640.14
Micropolitan (nonmetro)0.820.050.890.06DSUDSUDSUDSU0.720.16
Noncore (nonmetro)0.820.060.850.07DSUDSUDSUDSU1.130.23
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance0.900.020.900.030.930.
Other insurance0.940.
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge0.850.090.700.14DSUDSUDSUDSU1.130.17
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast0.840.040.770.050.900.
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit0.840.020.880.020.770.
Private, for profit0.600.050.690.07DSUDSUDSUDSU0.470.12
Teaching statusTeaching0.880.020.900.030.900.
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan0.870.020.870.030.880.
Large fringe metropolitan0.660.040.650.050.740.09DSUDSU0.500.09
Medium metropolitan0.870.030.950.040.650.091.610.200.670.08
Small metropolitan1.010.061.310.08DSUDSU2.340.47DSUDSU
Micropolitan (nonmetro)0.840.090.920.11DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Noncore (nonmetro)0.810.19DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU4.770.71
Bed size of hospitalLess than 1001.
500 or more0.970.030.980.030.960.061.500.160.830.06

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, diagnosis-related group and major diagnostic category groups, and comorbidities, and stratified by six clinical categories and seven procedure types (distinguishing minor and major procedures and quantity).

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 21_1_4-1a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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