Table 12_3_2-2

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_3_2.2
Accidental puncture or laceration during procedurea (excluding obstetric admissions) per 100,000 population, age 18 and over, United States, 2000 and 2006
Population groupRatebSERatebSE
Total 48.11.945.01.9
65 and over126.75.5120.55.5
  85 and over112.95.8121.06.3
Median income of patient's ZIP codeFirst quartile (lowest income)46.42.451.93.1
Second quartile52.02.549.82.6
Third quartile48.22.545.42.7
Fourth quartile (highest income)46.73.535.92.6
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan42.23.639.43.2
Large fringe metropolitan43.63.847.94.2
Medium metropolitan52.55.544.05.4
Small metropolitan53.15.449.95.6
Micropolitan (nonmetro)55.94.645.83.8
Noncore (nonmetro)56.54.652.74.7
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast39.74.640.34.7

a Includes admissions specifically for such problems, such as cases from earlier admissions or from other hospitals.

b Rates are adjusted by age and gender using the total U.S. population for 2000 as the standard population; when reporting is by age, the adjustment is by gender only; when reporting is by gender, the adjustment is by age only.

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_3_2-2: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.