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Table 12_3_2-5

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_3_2.5
Accidental puncture or laceration during procedurea per 1,000 discharges, age less than 18 years, by race/ethnicity, United States, 2007
    Non-HispanicHispanic, all races
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 0.840.020.850.020.770.040.970.080.750.03
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)0.750.030.830.050.750.06DSUDSU0.560.05
Second quartile0.880.030.910.040.720.080.690.201.010.07
Third quartile0.840.030.800.040.820.
Fourth quartile (highest income)0.890.030.870.040.850.
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan0.810.030.770.050.870.060.820.120.780.05
Large fringe metropolitan0.770.030.830.040.580.
Medium metropolitan0.890.040.880.050.720.111.480.200.730.08
Small metropolitan0.890.050.890.060.850.15DSUDSU1.220.15
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)0.920.050.930.060.920.20DSUDSU0.720.17
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)0.880.060.920.07DSUDSUDSUDSU0.980.24
Expected payment sourcePrivate0.870.020.900.030.780.070.820.110.730.06
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge0.740.090.650.14DSUDSUDSUDSU0.850.16
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast0.760.040.720.050.790.100.670.190.730.08
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit0.850.020.870.020.780.050.960.090.740.04
Private, for profit0.690.060.840.08DSUDSUDSUDSU0.620.12
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching0.850.020.830.030.830.
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan0.870.020.880.030.840.050.920.100.740.04
Large fringe metropolitan0.590.040.620.050.470.09DSUDSU0.630.10
Medium metropolitan0.890.040.880.040.640.111.570.210.840.10
Small metropolitan1.010.070.990.081.140.17DSUDSU1.130.20
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)0.820.090.910.11DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)
Bed size of hospitalLess than 1001.
500 or more0.820.030.780.030.790.060.820.150.760.06

a Excludes obstetric admissions, normal newborns, and neonates with a birth weight less than 500 grams.� Rates are adjusted by age, gender, diagnosis-related group and major diagnostic category groups, and comorbidities, and stratified by six clinical categories and seven procedure types (distinguishing minor and major procedures and quantity).

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_3_2-5: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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