Table 12_2_5-2a

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_2_5.2a
Postoperative pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis (DVT) per 1,000 surgical discharges (excluding patients admitted for DVT, obstetrics, and plication of vena cava before or after surgery),a age 18 and over, by race/ethnicity, United States, 2006
    Non-Hispanic  
  TotalWhiteBlackAPIHispanic, all races
Population groupRatebSERatebSERatebSERatebSERatebSE
Total 11.30.010.50.015.90.19.80.212.00.1
Age18–447.50.16.80.110.40.16.30.47.00.2
45–6410.40.19.60.114.20.17.90.411.00.2
65 and over14.10.113.40.119.50.213.20.415.60.2
  65–6912.10.111.10.117.50.310.70.814.60.4
  70–7413.30.112.40.119.60.414.10.913.80.5
  75–7914.70.114.20.119.30.413.30.916.00.5
  80–8416.10.115.50.221.40.515.81.118.00.7
  85 and over15.80.215.00.222.50.612.51.318.70.8
GenderMale12.20.011.70.115.80.19.80.411.20.2
Female10.70.010.10.113.60.19.30.310.50.1
Median income of patient's ZIP codeFirst quartile (lowest income)11.80.110.10.115.80.110.50.711.60.2
Second quartile10.90.110.10.116.70.27.90.511.50.3
Third quartile11.00.110.40.115.50.211.30.513.10.3
Fourth quartile (highest income)11.40.111.10.115.00.39.50.412.10.3
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan13.50.112.30.117.10.110.20.313.70.2
Large fringe metropolitan11.40.110.70.116.30.210.90.612.60.3
Medium metropolitan10.20.19.90.113.70.27.50.69.10.3
Small metropolitan9.70.19.30.113.70.49.61.710.50.5
Micropolitan (nonmetro)9.30.19.10.112.10.47.61.19.10.5
Noncore (nonmetro)9.70.19.40.113.70.511.02.99.50.7
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance10.50.19.90.114.70.28.50.410.60.2
Medicare11.40.010.50.016.60.110.00.412.70.2
Medicaid14.90.113.90.217.30.211.40.715.10.3
Other insurance10.60.210.40.213.70.510.31.48.70.5
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge9.70.29.40.211.60.411.01.38.50.4
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast12.00.111.30.115.30.211.90.613.30.3
Midwest11.10.110.20.117.10.211.01.18.70.6
South10.70.19.60.115.10.19.00.611.00.2
West12.00.111.70.117.10.39.30.312.60.2
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit11.30.010.50.015.90.19.60.312.30.2
Private, for profit10.50.19.60.116.00.37.20.710.20.3
Public11.90.110.90.115.40.212.30.612.70.3
Teaching statusTeaching13.60.112.80.117.00.112.70.413.90.2
Nonteaching9.90.09.20.014.80.17.70.310.60.2
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan13.50.112.50.117.70.110.70.313.80.2
Large fringe metropolitan10.90.110.10.115.10.29.80.712.20.4
Medium metropolitan10.20.110.00.113.60.26.90.68.70.2
Small metropolitan9.30.18.80.113.80.411.91.89.60.5
Micropolitan (nonmetro)7.50.17.40.19.50.55.81.28.20.7
Noncore (nonmetro)5.60.35.50.37.51.0DSUDSUDSUDSU
Bed size of hospitalLess than 1007.10.16.90.19.60.5DSUDSU7.90.5
100–2999.70.19.20.113.60.28.10.410.10.2
300–49911.50.110.70.116.00.210.30.511.80.2
500 or more14.10.113.00.118.40.214.10.514.90.2

a Also excludes admissions specifically for such thromboemboli, 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 (DRG) clusters. When reporting is by age, the adjustment is by gender, comorbidities, and DRG clusters; when reporting is by gender, the adjustment is by age, comorbidities, and DRG clusters.

DSU - 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 (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, State Inpatient Databases, disparities analysis file, 2006, and AHRQ Quality Indicators, version 3.1. The analysis file is designed to provide national estimates on disparities using weighted records from a sample of hospitals from the following 25 States: AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, KS, MA, MD, MI, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OK, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, and WI.

 

Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 12_2_5-2a: 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_2_5-2a.html