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Table 4_3_5-2a

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_3_5.2a
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, by race/ethnicity, United States, 2006
  TotalWhiteBlackAPIHispanic, all races
Population groupRateaSERateaSERateaSERateaSERateaSE
65 and over38.
  85 and over53.50.455.60.540.31.545.63.447.12.1
Median income of patient's ZIP codeFirst quartile (lowest income)33.40.339.20.423.40.634.93.629.11.0
Second quartile33.90.436.00.425.10.932.62.529.71.5
Third quartile30.00.331.30.422.
Fourth quartile (highest income)30.60.431.50.420.51.428.
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan28.40.331.20.422.50.626.21.729.00.9
Large fringe metropolitan29.50.331.10.420.80.924.23.424.81.9
Medium metropolitan31.90.433.90.521.
Small metropolitan34.20.634.90.727.41.941.68.336.23.0
Micropolitan (nonmetro)39.40.540.90.631.21.938.24.829.82.7
Noncore (nonmetro)44.00.645.00.736.32.2117.719.536.84.0
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance37.50.643.20.722.91.428.04.928.82.4
Other insurance48.91.864.
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge45.01.559.
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast36.10.438.00.427.
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit31.
Private, for profit31.70.433.10.527.
Teaching statusTeaching29.30.332.00.422.00.727.92.627.91.2
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan28.60.330.80.423.20.624.81.629.00.9
Large fringe metropolitan29.00.331.00.419.50.929.93.825.92.0
Medium metropolitan32.00.433.80.422.
Small metropolitan34.50.635.30.627.91.829.18.335.62.9
Micropolitan (nonmetro)41.40.643.10.630.41.939.14.830.43.2
Noncore (nonmetro)52.20.953.00.944.03.0212.
Bed size of hospitalLess than 10043.30.544.80.532.01.837.94.934.82.4
500 or more30.20.433.40.521.50.827.

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_3_5-2a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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