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Table 12_3_9-2

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_9.2
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions in low-mortality diagnosis-related groups or obstetric admissions, age 18 and over,a by race/ethnicity, United States, 2007
    Non-HispanicHispanic, all races
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 0.410.010.400.010.510.
65 and over1.810.061.880.081.690.19DSUDSU1.260.18
85 and over4.600.254.550.275.160.91DSUDSU4.510.99
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)0.500.020.480.030.580.05DSUDSU0.360.05
Second quartile0.400.020.380.020.410.07DSUDSU0.460.09
Third quartile0.380.020.370.020.470.08DSUDSU0.350.07
Fourth quartile (highest income)0.360.020.370.020.410.09DSUDSU0.240.07
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan0.410.020.390.030.520.050.330.080.380.05
Large fringe metropolitan0.390.020.380.020.470.07DSUDSU0.260.07
Medium metropolitan0.420.030.400.030.550.10DSUDSU0.360.08
Small metropolitan0.410.040.380.040.600.14DSUDSUDSUDSU
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)0.400.030.390.04DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)0.510.040.500.050.500.14DSUDSUDSUDSU
Expected payment sourcePrivate0.500.040.500.050.410.10DSUDSU0.420.12
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge0.600.120.740.190.400.10DSUDSUDSUDSU
Region where inpatient treatment was obtainedNortheast0.380.020.360.020.420.060.580.170.330.06
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit0.400.010.390.010.470.040.340.080.340.04
Private, for profit0.400.030.360.030.670.11DSUDSU0.330.07
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching0.410.020.380.020.510.050.400.110.400.06
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan0.400.020.380.020.550.050.340.080.360.04
Large fringe metropolitan0.410.020.400.020.410.07DSUDSU0.380.09
Medium metropolitan0.450.030.430.030.530.09DSUDSU0.380.08
Small metropolitan0.390.030.370.030.540.13DSUDSUDSUDSU
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)0.400.040.390.040.500.14DSUDSUDSUDSU
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)0.470.060.500.07DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Bed size of hospitalLess than 1000.440.030.450.030.510.13DSUDSUDSUDSU
500 or more0.440.020.450.030.430.06DSUDSU0.320.06

a 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.

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_9-2: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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