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Table 12_2_6-2

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_6.2
Postoperative respiratory failure per 1,000 elective-surgery discharges with an operating room procedure, under age 18,a United States, 2000, 2004-2007
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 18.90.319.00.317.
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)19.50.523.50.720.20.519.20.618.60.7
Second quartile19.40.517.80.618.70.519.40.619.10.7
Third quartile21.90.518.60.716.80.418.90.619.50.7
Fourth quartile (highest income)14.40.616.80.615.70.516.80.618.70.7
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan14.50.519.40.616.10.419.60.518.20.6
Large fringe metropolitan21.50.516.20.717.30.514.60.720.90.7
Medium metropolitan20.10.721.20.719.10.618.50.717.20.8
Small metropolitan18.50.916.
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)21.60.921.
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)
Expected payment sourcePrivate17.30.417.90.516.20.317.30.417.80.4
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge25.52.423.22.617.61.724.21.616.32.9
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast16.00.917.80.718.60.618.50.714.90.9
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit19.20.318.00.417.20.317.70.419.10.4
Private, for profit14.
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching19.80.319.00.417.80.318.70.418.90.5
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan15.10.418.50.414.90.319.20.420.10.4
Large fringe metropolitan22.40.416.71.529.50.615.
Medium metropolitan23.80.922.60.818.60.620.40.718.20.9
Small metropolitan16.91.318.61.614.71.316.
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)20.61.810.02.3DSUDSU12.41.9DSUDSU
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)DSUDSU24.05.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Bed size of hospitalLess than 100DSUDSU22.
500 or more17.80.521.10.517.20.519.10.518.50.6

aExcludes patients with respiratory disease, circulatory disease, neuromuscular disorders, neonates with a birth weight less than 500 grams, and admissions specifically for acute respiratory failure. Rates are adjusted by age, gender, diagnosis-related goup and major diagnostic category groups, and comorbidities, and stratified by the Risk Adjusted Classification for Congenital Heart Surgery.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

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_6-2: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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