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2011 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_1_6.2_1
Admissions for central venous catheter-related bloodstream infectionsa per 100,000 population,b age 18 and over, United States, 2008
Population groupRateSE
Total 14.50.7
65 and over34.51.7
  85 and over35.22.5
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)17.31.2
Second quartile15.10.9
Third quartile13.80.8
Fourth quartile (highest income)12.40.9
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan18.41.7
Large fringe metropolitan15.61.3
Medium metropolitan13.51.5
Small metropolitan10.61.3
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast13.21.5

a. Consistent with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) software, admissions are identified using all diagnoses, including those present on admission. Exclusions include admissions with a diagnosis of cancer or in an immunocompromised state. Rates prior to 2008 are not reported because of International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision coding changes.

b. Rates are adjusted by age and gender using the total U.S. resident population for 2000 as the U.S. 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, modified version 4.1.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: T12_1_6_2_1: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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