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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 14_4_2.1b
Adult hospital readmission for congestive heart failure (CHF),a by ethnicity and State, 2008
 TotalWhiteBlackAPIHispanic, all races
All reporting States21.220.923.120.722.6
New Hampshire17.717.6DSUDSUDSU
New York22.621.723.825.426.1
South Carolina18.818.519.1DSUDSU

a. Rehospitalizations are defined as admissions to any hospital in that State with any principal or secondary diagnosis of congestive heart failure (CHF) within 30 days of the discharge date of an index CHF admission.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: API: Asian or Pacific Islander.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, State Inpatient Sample, and AHRQ Quality Indicators, modified version 4.1.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: T14_4_2_1b: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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