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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 2_4_1.1
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with abdominal aortic aneurysm repair,a age 18 and over,b United States, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2007, and 2008
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 47.00.948.80.956.10.954.00.963.20.7
65 and over53.
  85 and over95.53.783.94.4105.74.2120.14.5122.93.5
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)40.81.750.31.953.01.858.41.767.71.6
Second quartile50.01.645.61.857.71.751.81.662.41.4
Third quartile50.41.751.31.958.01.751.31.962.51.5
Fourth quartile (highest income)45.91.948.
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan44.21.743.
Large fringe metropolitan44.11.850.
Medium metropolitan49.21.849.11.968.
Small metropolitan65.02.751.72.742.12.744.02.761.52.4
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance38.
Other insurance51.56.768.97.949.68.7DSUDSU60.29.3
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge53.14.858.86.852.57.981.28.586.55.9
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast48.31.851.
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit45.
Private, for profit48.22.552.
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching46.31.345.21.555.31.551.91.459.71.4
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan39.71.345.01.757.11.550.41.562.31.3
Large fringe metropolitan53.
Medium metropolitan50.11.649.61.859.41.754.91.761.11.5
Small metropolitan59.12.754.12.449.42.546.02.360.82.0
Bed size of hospitalLess than 10045.53.942.54.962.
500 or more44.31.544.51.955.01.747.91.658.51.6

a. Consistent with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Inpatient Quality Indicators (IQI) software, excluding obstetric admissions and transfers to another hospital.

b. Rates are adjusted by age, gender, age-gender interactions, major diagnostic category (MDC), and all patient refined-diagnosis related group (APR-DRG) risk of mortality score.� When reporting is by age, the adjustment is by gender, MDC, and APR-DRG risk of mortality score; when reporting is by gender, the adjustment is by age, MDC, and APR-DRG risk of mortality score.� The AHRQ IQI software was modified to not use the present on admission (POA) indicators (or estimates of the likelihood of POA for secondary diagnosis).

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

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: T2_4_1_1: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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