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Table T7_4_1_3-1

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 7_4_1_3.1
Emergency department visits for congestive heart failurea per 100,000 populationb (including inpatient admissions), age 18 and over, United States, 2008–2009
Population groupRateSERateSE
Total 370.69.2379.910.2
65 and over1,707.243.71,765.849.0
  85 and over4,039.6125.34,200.0128.7
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)489.022.2513.223.2
Second quartile388.515.2391.915.5
Third quartile327.614.0320.913.8
Fourth quartile (highest income)288.818.2307.518.2
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan373.225.5352.425.5
Large fringe metropolitan338.423.5378.326.3
Medium metropolitan377.728.9390.429.1
Small metropolitan361.537.4384.940.4
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast350.918.2380.728.1

a Consistent with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Prevention Quality Indicators software, congestive heart failure must be the principal diagnosis. Excludes admissions with cardiac procedures and transfers from other institutions.

b Rates are adjusted by age and gender using the total U.S. resident population for 2000 as the standard population; when reporting is by age, the adjustment is by gender only; when reporting is by gender, the adjustment is by age only.

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

Page last reviewed June 2013
Internet Citation: Table T7_4_1_3-1: 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. June 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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