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Table 4_3_5-1

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 4_3_5.1
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with congestive heart failure as principal diagnosis,a age 18 and over, United States, 2000, 2004-2007
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
65 and over33.
  85 and over47.80.453.90.460.70.564.00.587.00.5
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)30.20.334.30.338.10.340.50.354.30.4
Second quartile27.80.333.90.337.50.341.20.356.80.4
Third quartile27.10.430.60.435.20.438.40.453.40.4
Fourth quartile (highest income)27.20.431.60.435.10.439.30.456.50.4
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan25.50.329.10.332.50.336.60.350.20.4
Large fringe metropolitan26.10.331.20.433.60.338.10.454.70.4
Medium metropolitan25.20.430.80.437.40.438.70.456.90.5
Small metropolitan32.70.637.60.640.50.640.10.661.70.7
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)35.90.540.30.543.40.546.20.559.50.6
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)38.10.741.00.646.00.652.20.660.30.7
Expected payment sourcePrivate35.60.641.40.645.90.646.20.660.10.6
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge34.41.437.91.544.91.554.11.463.91.9
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast32.10.437.10.440.10.444.10.457.70.4
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit27.
Private, for profit28.80.430.80.536.70.536.70.550.70.5
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching26.10.330.00.334.20.339.10.353.00.4
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan25.60.328.80.333.10.337.00.351.30.4
Large fringe metropolitan26.30.431.30.433.00.438.30.454.20.4
Medium metropolitan25.40.431.10.437.30.439.00.456.80.5
Small metropolitan31.50.538.30.641.00.640.50.563.00.6
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)36.40.541.80.644.10.647.30.658.70.6
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)48.20.949.50.954.80.958.30.959.00.9
Bed size of hospitalLess than 10038.80.540.50.548.40.547.90.558.60.5
500 or more26.00.430.50.435.10.440.30.452.80.5

aExcludes obstetric admissions and transfers to another hospital. Rates are adjusted by age, gender, age-gender interactions, and All Patient Refined-Diagnosis Related Group (APR-DRG) risk of mortality score.� When reporting is by age, the adjustment is by gender and APR-DRG risk of mortality score; when reporting is by gender, the adjustment is by age and APR-DRG risk of mortality score.

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 4_3_5-1: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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