Table 10_2_9-2

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_9.2
Deaths per 1,000 admissions in low-mortality diagnosis-related groups (DRGs), age 18 and over or obstetric admissions, by race/ethnicity, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
WhiteBlackAPI
RateaSERateaSERateaSERateaSERateaSE
Total0.540.020.630.020.530.030.300.050.290.03
Age18–440.150.010.130.010.300.03**0.120.02
45–640.530.030.520.030.600.07**0.530.09
65 and over2.290.072.310.082.310.211.910.412.070.25
Age65–690.990.091.000.100.770.23**1.110.32
70–741.510.111.490.121.360.32**1.930.39
75–792.270.152.210.163.110.52**2.080.47
80–843.040.183.130.203.300.64****
85 and over4.810.254.670.265.250.93**5.721.13
GenderMale1.020.041.070.050.910.09**0.940.10
Female0.390.010.470.020.420.030.260.050.180.02
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)0.560.030.710.040.520.04**0.320.04
Second quartile0.550.030.650.030.520.060.510.130.240.04
Third quartile0.520.030.600.030.510.070.300.090.250.05
Fourth quartile (highest income)0.530.030.580.040.640.12**0.320.07
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan0.510.020.650.040.540.040.260.050.320.04
Large fringe metropolitan0.560.030.640.040.550.08**0.270.05
Medium metropolitan0.490.030.570.040.430.07**0.210.05
Small metropolitan0.510.040.520.050.630.13****
Micropolitan (nonmetro)0.650.040.700.050.550.120.700.17**
Noncore (nonmetro)0.650.050.710.060.510.15****
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance0.240.020.230.020.360.04**0.220.05
Medicare1.780.051.830.061.480.131.790.421.550.20
Medicaid0.230.020.270.030.320.04**0.120.02
Other insurance0.480.070.520.09******
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge0.410.040.440.060.500.10**0.320.08
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast0.610.040.730.050.440.06**0.400.08
Midwest0.510.030.530.040.510.06****
South0.580.030.660.030.590.05**0.340.05
West0.430.030.610.040.500.100.380.080.190.03
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit0.540.020.610.020.530.040.310.060.310.04
Private, for profit0.570.040.700.050.610.09**0.300.06
Public0.510.040.690.060.460.070.370.100.180.05
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching0.530.030.640.040.510.050.230.060.320.06
Nonteaching0.550.020.630.020.540.040.330.060.270.03
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan0.530.030.670.040.540.040.240.050.320.04
Large fringe metropolitan0.550.040.620.050.580.08**0.270.07
Medium metropolitan0.540.030.630.040.440.07**0.270.06
Small metropolitan0.500.040.530.050.550.11****
Micropolitan (nonmetro)0.580.040.640.050.520.120.720.17**
Noncore (nonmetro)0.680.090.760.11******
Bed size of hospitalLess than 1000.600.050.690.060.460.12****
100–2990.520.020.610.030.560.060.330.070.270.04
300–4990.500.020.580.030.510.05**0.310.04
500 or more0.600.040.710.050.550.06**0.320.08

a No risk-adjustment is performed for this outcome of interest.

* - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: API: Asian or Pacific Islander; SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, State Inpatient Databases, disparities analysis file, 2005. This file is designed to provide national estimates on disparities using weighted records from a sample of hospitals from the following 23 States: AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, KS, MA, MD, MI, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OK, RI, SC, TN, TX, VT, and WI.

 

Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 10_2_9-2: 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_9-2.html