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Table T3_3_1_8-2

2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

This appendix provides detailed data tables for all measures analyzed for the 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. Tables are included for measures discussed in the main text of the reports as well as for other measures that were examined but not included in the main text.
Table 3_3_1_8.2
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with expected low mortality,a age 18 and over or obstetric admissions,b by race/ethnicity, United States, 2009
  TotalWhiteBlackAPIHispanic, all races
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 0.430.010.410.010.540.020.350.050.450.03
65 and over1.890.
  85 and over3.540.133.830.142.390.44DSUDSUDSUDSU
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)0.550.010.530.020.620.03DSUDSU0.540.04
Second quartile0.430.020.430.020.390.05DSUDSU0.430.05
Third quartile0.380.020.360.020.380.050.620.100.480.05
Fourth quartile (highest income)0.340.020.320.020.650.06DSUDSU0.250.07
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan0.380.010.340.020.430.
Large fringe metropolitan0.380.020.350.020.580.040.450.120.290.06
Medium metropolitan0.460.020.440.020.560.07DSUDSU0.370.07
Small metropolitan0.410.030.390.030.650.10DSUDSU0.460.12
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance0.360.020.320.020.510.05DSUDSU0.330.06
Other insurance0.600.060.500.
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge0.840.040.780.060.790.10DSUDSU1.470.11
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast0.360.020.360.020.420.050.480.140.270.06
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit0.400.010.390.010.470.
Private, for profit0.460.020.410.020.670.050.730.130.420.05
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching0.420.010.400.020.460.030.480.100.480.05
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan0.410.010.370.020.480.
Large fringe metropolitan0.360.020.330.020.510.040.510.120.300.06
Medium metropolitan0.450.020.420.020.600.07DSUDSU0.420.07
Small metropolitan0.400.020.360.030.720.09DSUDSU0.620.11
Bed size of hospitalLess than 1000.490.020.500.020.580.09DSUDSUDSUDSU
500 or more0.480.020.450.020.550.040.490.140.490.06

a Consistent with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) software, admissions with expected low mortality are identified by Medicare severity diagnosis-related group (MS-DRG) or DRG, depending on the date of discharge. Excludes admissions with cancer, admissions in an immunocompromised state, or admissions involving a traumatic injury.

b Rates are adjusted by age, gender, age-gender interactions, comorbidities, diagnosis-related group (DRG), and transfers into the hospital. When reporting is by age, the adjustment is by gender, comorbidities, DRG, and transfers into the hospital; when reporting is by gender, the adjustment is by age, comorbidities, DRG, and transfers into the hospital. The AHRQ PSI 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: 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, and AHRQ Quality Indicators, modified version 4.1. The analysis file is designed to provide national estimates on disparities using weighted records from a sample of hospitals from the following 36 States: Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Page last reviewed June 2013
Internet Citation: Table T3_3_1_8-2: 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. June 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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