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Table 12_2_11-2

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_11.2
Complications of anesthesia in any secondary diagnosis per 1,000 surgical discharges or obstetric admissions, age 18 and over,a by race/ethnicity, United States, 2007
    Non-HispanicHispanic, all races
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
65 and over1.560.021.630.
  85 and over1.350.041.430.050.850.18DSUDSU0.950.21
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)0.990.
Second quartile1.
Third quartile1.
Fourth quartile (highest income)
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan1.
Large fringe metropolitan1.
Medium metropolitan1.
Small metropolitan1.
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)
Expected payment sourcePrivate1.
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge0.710.050.810.060.550.11DSUDSU0.630.10
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast0.890.020.950.020.770.070.670.140.670.07
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit1.
Private, for profit0.940.020.990.030.720.080.730.210.860.07
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching0.980.
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan1.
Large fringe metropolitan1.
Medium metropolitan1.
Small metropolitan0.950.030.970.030.830.09DSUDSU0.460.13
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)1.470.071.470.070.950.26DSUDSUDSUDSU
Bed size of hospitalLess than 1001.390.031.440.031.120.14DSUDSU0.750.13
500 or more0.990.

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.

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, 2007, 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 26 States: Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Table 12_2_11-2: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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