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Table 12_2_11-1

2010 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 12_2_11.1
Complications of anesthesia in any secondary diagnosis per 1,000 surgical discharges or obstetric admissions, age 18 and over,a United States, 2000, 2004-2007
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
65 and over1.420.020.900.
  85 and over1.280.040.930.
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)0.840.020.520.020.750.020.800.020.740.02
Second quartile1.030.020.670.020.940.
Third quartile1.080.020.710.
Fourth quartile (highest income)
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan0.920.020.750.020.930.020.880.020.660.02
Large fringe metropolitan0.980.020.620.
Medium metropolitan1.030.020.610.020.760.020.930.020.830.02
Small metropolitan1.030.030.590.030.910.
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)0.950.040.520.030.970.
Expected payment sourcePrivate0.990.020.670.
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge0.720.050.320.050.530.050.740.050.380.05
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast0.930.020.730.
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit1.030.010.650.
Private, for profit0.850.030.740.030.840.030.830.031.110.03
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching0.840.020.730.020.990.
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan0.970.010.720.020.960.020.880.020.660.02
Large fringe metropolitan0.990.020.660.
Medium metropolitan0.920.020.570.020.760.020.870.020.840.02
Small metropolitan0.820.030.510.030.790.031.710.030.620.03
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)1.670.030.770.
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)
Bed size of hospitalLess than 1001.090.030.670.
500 or more0.740.020.650.020.930.

aExcludes patients with anesthesia complications as a principal diagnosis and patients with self-inflicted injury, poisoning due to anesthetics, and active drug dependence or abuse. Rates are adjusted by age, gender, age-gender interactions, comorbidities, and diagnosis-related group (DRG) clusters. When reporting is by age, the adjustment is by gender, comorbidities, and DRG clusters; when reporting is by gender, the adjustment is by age, comorbidities, and DRG clusters.

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.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Table 12_2_11-1: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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