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Table 4_3_5-1

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 4_3_5.1
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with congestive heart failure as principal diagnosis (excluding obstetric admissions and transfers to another hospital), age 18 and over, United States, 2000 and 2006
Population groupRateaSERateaSE
65 and over39.
  85 and over53.90.487.00.5
Median income of patient's ZIP codeFirst quartile (lowest income)34.30.354.30.4
Second quartile33.90.356.80.4
Third quartile30.60.453.40.4
Fourth quartile (highest income)31.60.456.50.4
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan29.10.350.20.4
Large fringe metropolitan31.20.454.70.4
Medium metropolitan30.80.456.90.5
Small metropolitan37.60.661.70.7
Micropolitan (nonmetro)40.30.559.50.6
Noncore (nonmetro)41.00.660.30.7
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance41.40.660.10.6
Other insurance57.51.773.82.2
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge37.91.563.91.9
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast37.10.457.70.4
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit32.
Private, for profit30.80.550.70.5
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching30.00.353.00.4
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan28.80.351.30.4
Large fringe metropolitan31.30.454.20.4
Medium metropolitan31.10.456.80.5
Small metropolitan38.30.663.00.6
Micropolitan (nonmetro)41.80.658.70.6
Noncore (nonmetro)49.50.959.00.9
Bed size of hospitalLess than 10040.50.558.60.5
500 or more30.50.452.80.5

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.

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 4_3_5-1: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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