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Table 12_3_5-2

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_3_5.2
Iatrogenic pneumothorax cases per 100,000 population, age 18 and over,a United States, 2000, 2004-2007
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
65 and over28.
  85 and over37.52.438.02.341.12.838.42.648.22.9
Median income of patient's ZIP codeFirst quartile (lowest income)
Second quartile7.
Third quartile8.
Fourth quartile (highest income)
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan8.
Large fringe metropolitan8.
Medium metropolitan8.
Small metropolitan7.
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast9.

a Includes admissions specifically for iatrogenic pneumothorax, such as cases from earlier admissions or from other hospitals.� Also includes barotrauma (including acute respiratory distress syndrome) and central line placement.� Excludes obstetric admissions and patients with trauma, thoracic surgery, lung or pleural biopsy, or cardiac surgery.� Rates are adjusted by age and gender using the total U.S. population for 2000 as the standard population; when reporting is by age, the adjustment is by gender only; when reporting is by gender, the adjustment is by age only.

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_3_5-2: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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