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Table 8_2_7-1

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 8_2_7.1
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with pneumonia as principal diagnosis (excluding obstetric admissions and transfers to another hospital), age 18 and over, United States, 2000 and 2006
Population groupRateaSERateaSE
65 and over56.00.393.10.3
  85 and over79.60.6123.90.6
Median income of patient's ZIP codeFirst quartile (lowest income)47.50.471.70.4
Second quartile46.80.473.30.4
Third quartile41.30.574.60.5
Fourth quartile (highest income)42.80.577.60.5
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan38.50.469.40.4
Large fringe metropolitan42.10.576.20.5
Medium metropolitan43.80.574.70.5
Small metropolitan50.90.880.80.8
Micropolitan (nonmetro)52.50.677.10.7
Noncore (nonmetro)56.80.772.10.7
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance49.70.775.80.7
Other insurance61.01.979.02.3
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge46.01.983.51.9
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast49.20.577.30.5
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit44.00.374.40.3
Private, for profit43.60.669.70.6
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching39.60.473.40.4
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan38.50.469.20.4
Large fringe metropolitan42.80.576.40.5
Medium metropolitan43.70.575.00.5
Small metropolitan51.20.780.50.7
Micropolitan (nonmetro)53.60.677.60.7
Noncore (nonmetro)60.00.970.90.8
Bed size of hospitalLess than 10054.30.574.50.5
500 or more40.50.572.80.6

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 8_2_7-1: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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