Table 10_2_9-3

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_9.3
Deaths per 1,000 admissions in low-mortality diagnosis-related groups (DRGs), age 18 and over or obstetric admissions, by State, 2000 and 2005
State20052000
RateaSERateaSE
Total0.510.020.560.02
Arizona0.460.050.500.06
Arkansas0.760.09DNCDNC
California0.440.020.540.02
Colorado0.480.060.410.06
Connecticut0.410.060.590.08
Florida0.570.030.640.03
Georgia0.520.040.560.05
Hawaii0.570.130.420.12
Illinois0.460.030.490.03
Iowa0.860.101.090.11
Kansas0.430.070.730.10
Kentucky0.700.070.890.08
Maryland0.650.060.490.05
Massachusetts0.550.050.460.05
Minnesota0.420.05DNCDNC
Missouri0.580.050.650.06
Nebraska0.570.10DNCDNC
Nevada0.550.08DNCDNC
New Hampshire0.600.14DNCDNC
New York0.600.030.660.03
North Carolina0.640.050.600.05
Oklahoma0.640.07DNCDNC
Oregon0.530.070.430.06
Rhode Island0.550.12DNCDNC
South Carolina0.570.060.700.07
Tennessee0.560.050.710.06
Utah0.270.060.330.07
Vermont0.960.26DNCDNC
Washington0.540.060.390.05
West Virginia0.620.100.780.11
Wisconsin0.440.050.680.06

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

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_9-3: 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_9-3.html