Table 10_2_7-1

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_7.1
Transfusion reactions per 1,000 discharges,a age 18 and over or obstetric admissions, United States, 2000 and 2005
Population group20052000
RatebSERatebSE
Total0.0050.0010.0040.001
Age18–44****
45–64****
65 and over0.0050.0010.0050.001
GenderMale0.0070.002**
Female0.0030.0010.0040.001
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)**0.0070.002
Second quartile****
Third quartile****
Fourth quartile (highest income)****
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan****
Large fringe metropolitan****
Medium metropolitan****
Small metropolitan****
Micropolitan (nonmetro)****
Noncore (nonmetro)****
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance****
Medicare0.0060.0010.0060.001
Medicaid****
Other insurance****
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge****
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast****
Midwest****
South0.0050.001**
West****
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit0.0050.0010.0050.001
Private, for profit****
Public****
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching****
Nonteaching0.0040.0010.0040.001
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan****
Large fringe metropolitan****
Medium metropolitan****
Small metropolitan****
Micropolitan (nonmetro)****
Noncore (nonmetro)****
Bed size of hospitalLess than 100****
100–299**0.0050.002
300–499****
500 or more****

a Excludes admissions specifically for transfusion reactions, such as cases from earlier admissions or from other hospitals.

b No risk adjustment is performed because outcome of interest is relatively rare.

* - 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, version 3.1.

 

Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 10_2_7-1: 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_7-1.html