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Table 4_2_2-2a

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 4_2_2.2a
Deaths per 1,000 admissions with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) as principal diagnosis (excluding transfers to another hospital), age 18 and over, by race/ethnicity, United States, 2006
  TotalWhiteBlackAPIHispanic, all races
Population groupRateaSERateaSERateaSERateaSERateaSE
Total 72.80.373.80.461.
65 and over101.10.5104.30.676.21.5115.33.593.62.0
  85 and over148.11.2150.21.3117.64.3164.38.8144.15.7
Median income of patient's ZIP codeFirst quartile (lowest income)75.90.680.10.862.11.482.
Second quartile75.60.776.40.862.
Third quartile69.70.770.00.759.12.778.94.670.33.0
Fourth quartile (highest income)68.90.768.70.853.23.486.
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan69.70.671.50.858.41.478.
Large fringe metropolitan66.60.767.30.753.
Medium metropolitan71.40.870.80.866.12.899.
Small metropolitan78.
Micropolitan (nonmetro)
Noncore (nonmetro)
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance70.
Other insurance79.
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge90.
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast74.30.774.50.869.82.680.66.974.33.0
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit70.80.471.90.458.
Private, for profit75.90.976.
Teaching statusTeaching68.10.668.50.760.11.586.
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan69.60.670.60.758.81.481.
Large fringe metropolitan66.70.767.70.852.
Medium metropolitan71.90.771.20.871.52.797.
Small metropolitan78.
Micropolitan (nonmetro)
Noncore (nonmetro)104.12.3108.62.458.08.4DSUDSUDSUDSU
Bed size of hospitalLess than 10091.
500 or more67.60.769.10.856.21.885.

a Rates are adjusted by age, gender, age-gender interactions, and All Patient Refined-Diagnosis Related Group (APR-DRG) risk of mortality score. When reporting is by age, the adjustment is by gender and APR-DRG risk of mortality score; when reporting is by gender, the adjustment is by age and APR-DRG risk of mortality score.

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 4_2_2-2a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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