Table 10_2_7-2

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_7.2
Transfusion reactionsa per 100,000 population, age 18 and over or obstetric admissions, United States, 2000 and 2005
Population group20052000
65 and over0.
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)**0.140.04
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)****
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast****

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

b Rates are adjusted by age and gender using the total U.S. 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.

* - 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_7-2: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.