Table 12_2_6-1

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_6.1
Postoperative respiratory failure per 1,000 elective-surgery discharges with an operating room procedure (excluding patients with respiratory disease, circulatory disease, neuromuscular disorders, obstetric conditions, and admissions specifically for acute respiratory failure), age 18 and over, United States, 2000 and 2006
Population groupRateaSERateaSE
65 and over15.
  85 and over20.30.419.30.4
Median income of patient's ZIP codeFirst quartile (lowest income)
Second quartile10.
Third quartile10.
Fourth quartile (highest income)
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan10.
Large fringe metropolitan10.
Medium metropolitan10.
Small metropolitan9.
Micropolitan (nonmetro)
Noncore (nonmetro)
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance9.
Other insurance10.
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge11.60.313.20.4
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast11.
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit10.
Private, for profit11.
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching10.
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan10.
Large fringe metropolitan10.
Medium metropolitan11.
Small metropolitan9.
Micropolitan (nonmetro)
Noncore (nonmetro)
Bed size of hospitalLess than 1007.
500 or more11.

a 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.

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 March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 12_2_6-1: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.