AHRQ Stats

AHRQ Stats. One-third increase in hospitalizations for septicemia

In a study of seven geographically diverse states, AHRQ found a 32 percent increase in the rate of hospitalizations for septicemia (blood infection) between 2005 and 2010. (Source: AHRQ Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Statistical Brief #161: Trends in Septicemia Hospitalizations and Readmissions in Selected HCUP States, 2005 and 2010 available at www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb161.jsp).

Hispanics disproportionately represented among long-term uninsured

Hispanics were disproportionately represented among the long-term uninsured in 2008–2011. While Hispanics represented 18.2 percent of the population under age 65, they comprised 41.5 percent of the long-term uninsured for the period. (Source: AHRQ Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Brief #424: The Long-Term Uninsured in America, 2008–2011 (Selected Intervals): Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population Under Age 65, http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st424/stat424.shtml).

Steep hospitalization rate for acute kidney failure

Between 1997 and 2011, the hospitalization rate for acute kidney failure had the steepest growth across all medical conditions, increasing by 346 percent. (Source: AHRQ Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Statistical Brief #162: Most Frequent Conditions in U.S. Hospitals, 2011, www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb162.jsp).

Page last reviewed February 2014
Internet Citation: AHRQ Stats. February 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsletters/research-activities/14feb/0214RA21.html