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Table 12_3_8-2

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_8.2
Failure to rescue, or deaths per 1,000 discharges having developed specified complications of care during hospitalization, ages 18-74,a by race/ethnicity, United States, 2007
    Non-HispanicHispanic, all races
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 111.00.3111.30.3105.00.5130.21.7115.70.8
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)114.70.4118.80.6107.40.7140.93.7116.11.2
Second quartile111.50.5112.20.7102.71.2128.64.1119.71.8
Third quartile108.30.6108.10.699.71.5126.63.4115.61.9
Fourth quartile (highest income)107.00.6105.70.7104.31.8127.02.9107.22.4
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan113.30.4115.80.7104.40.8132.42.2117.81.1
Large fringe metropolitan104.00.5105.20.697.51.2116.33.9105.22.2
Medium metropolitan113.60.6113.20.8110.21.7136.54.6115.51.9
Small metropolitan109.50.9107.81.0108.12.2133.410.8131.54.0
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)116.40.9115.51.0117.82.5156.48.9112.64.0
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)114.81.0114.11.2123.
Expected payment sourcePrivate105.70.5104.80.6104.01.2124.83.3110.01.9
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge130.81.1135.11.5119.52.1160.47.2127.52.5
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast117.80.6118.30.8112.61.4127.33.6116.41.8
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit109.00.3109.60.4101.60.7125.52.0117.31.1
Private, for profit114.70.7115.80.9113.71.6145.05.3105.81.9
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching112.10.4112.40.6104.80.8134.12.6119.91.3
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan112.60.4113.40.6105.30.7134.62.2117.01.1
Large fringe metropolitan103.70.6105.10.796.81.2108.74.3108.62.4
Medium metropolitan114.80.6114.80.7109.81.6131.44.6117.71.9
Small metropolitan112.30.8110.80.9113.22.0127.111.4128.44.1
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)113.61.0113.91.1114.22.9160.19.791.15.1
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)106.91.9108.02.1107.15.1DSUDSU90.311.7
Bed size of hospitalLess than 100101.01.0100.
500 or more113.50.5115.50.6106.20.9126.93.3114.01.4

aExcludes patients transferred in or out and patients admitted from long-term care facilities. 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_3_8-2: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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