Table 12_3_5-2

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_5.2
Iatrogenic pneumothorax casesa per 100,000 population (excluding obstetric admissions and patients with trauma, thoracic surgery, lung or pleural biopsy, or cardiac surgery), age 18 and over, United States, 2000 and 2006
Population groupRatebSERatebSE
Total 8.090.308.590.30
65 and over27.871.2429.241.08
  85 and over38.032.3548.162.93
Median income of patient's ZIP codeFirst quartile (lowest income)8.560.4710.300.61
Second quartile8.270.459.000.50
Third quartile7.690.438.420.47
Fourth quartile (highest income)8.090.647.340.55
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan7.450.648.420.65
Large fringe metropolitan7.990.7410.250.89
Medium metropolitan8.460.887.380.87
Small metropolitan8.431.068.761.05
Micropolitan (nonmetro)9.030.708.280.74
Noncore (nonmetro)8.380.807.880.74
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast8.360.729.110.66

a Includes admissions specifically for iatrogenic pneumothorax, such as cases from earlier admissions or from other hospitals. Also includes barotrauma (including acute respiratory distress syndrome) and central line placement.

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_5-2: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.