Table 12_1_6-4

2009 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 12_1_6.4
Selected infections due to medical care per 1,000 medical and surgical discharges (excluding immunocompromised and cancer patients, stays under 2 days, and admissions specifically for such infections),a age 18 and over or obstetric admissions, by State, 2000 and 2006
 20062000
StateRatebSERatebSE
Total2.190.012.030.01
Arizona2.790.072.350.09
Arkansas1.700.10DNCDNC
California2.490.042.140.04
Colorado2.870.102.740.10
Connecticut2.550.102.870.11
Florida2.780.042.190.04
Georgia1.890.061.680.07
Hawaii2.390.202.370.20
Illinois1.830.051.830.05
Iowa1.130.111.540.11
Kansas1.780.111.250.12
Kentucky1.890.081.710.08
Maine2.240.16DNCDNC
Maryland2.300.083.030.08
Massachusetts2.430.072.510.08
Minnesota1.380.08DNCDNC
Missouri2.220.072.130.07
Nebraska1.160.14DNCDNC
Nevada2.800.12DNCDNC
New Hampshire2.630.18DNCDNC
New Jersey2.600.062.170.06
New York2.210.042.240.04
North Carolina1.850.061.830.06
Oklahoma1.480.09DNCDNC
Oregon1.540.101.990.11
Rhode Island2.880.18DNCDNC
South Carolina1.870.081.830.09
Tennessee1.960.062.190.07
Utah1.920.142.150.15
Vermont1.910.29DNCDNC
Virginia1.940.07DNCDNC
Washington1.900.082.000.09
West Virginia1.710.121.580.12
Wisconsin2.250.082.120.09

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 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 March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 12_1_6-4: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr09/12_patientsafety/T12_1_6-4.html