Table 10_2_6-4

2008 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 10_2_6.4
Selected infections due to medical care per 1,000 medical and surgical dischargesa (excluding immunocompromised and cancer patients, stays under 2 days, and admissions specifically for such infections), age 18 and over or obstetric admissions, by State, 2000 and 2005
State20052000
RatebSERatebSE
Total2.300.012.030.01
Arizona2.800.072.350.08
Arkansas2.050.10DNCDNC
California2.550.032.140.04
Colorado3.120.102.740.10
Connecticut2.640.102.870.11
Florida2.600.042.190.04
Georgia1.960.061.680.06
Hawaii1.970.202.370.20
Illinois1.960.051.830.05
Iowa1.220.111.540.11
Kansas1.760.111.250.12
Kentucky1.750.081.710.08
Maryland2.720.073.030.08
Massachusetts2.650.072.510.07
Minnesota1.730.08DNCDNC
Missouri2.160.072.130.07
Nebraska1.690.15DNCDNC
Nevada2.880.12DNCDNC
New Hampshire2.730.18DNCDNC
New York2.310.042.240.04
North Carolina1.950.061.830.06
Oklahoma1.450.09DNCDNC
Oregon1.920.101.990.11
Rhode Island2.850.18DNCDNC
South Carolina1.850.081.830.09
Tennessee2.180.062.190.07
Utah1.990.142.150.15
Vermont2.360.28DNCDNC
Washington2.010.082.000.09
West Virginia1.660.121.580.12
Wisconsin1.770.082.120.09

a Also excludes admissions specifically for such infections, such as cases from earlier admissions, from other hospitals, or from other settings.

b Rates are adjusted by age, gender, age-gender interactions, comorbidities, and diagnosis-related group (DRG) clusters.

DNC - Data were not collected.

Key: SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) databases and AHRQ Quality Indicators, version 3.1. State estimates are from the State Inpatient Databases (SID), and not all States participate in HCUP. Estimates for the total U.S. are from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, which is drawn from the SID and weighted to give national estimates.

 

Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 10_2_6-4: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr08/10_patientsafety/T10_2_6-4.html