Table 12_3_9-1

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_3_9.1
Deaths per 1,000 admissions in low-mortality diagnosis-related groups (DRGs), age 18 and over or obstetric admissions, United States, 2000 and 2006
Population groupRateaSERateaSE
Total 0.420.010.560.02
65 and over2.050.102.650.12
  85 and over4.570.347.260.46
Median income of patient's ZIP codeFirst quartile (lowest income)0.460.030.590.04
Second quartile0.470.030.590.03
Third quartile0.410.030.600.04
Fourth quartile (highest income)0.340.030.480.03
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan0.420.030.570.03
Large fringe metropolitan0.390.030.500.03
Medium metropolitan0.460.040.600.04
Small metropolitan0.410.050.580.06
Micropolitan (nonmetro)0.410.040.600.06
Noncore (nonmetro)0.520.060.610.07
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance0.540.070.500.05
Other insuranceDSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge0.310.071.290.31
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast0.510.030.530.04
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit0.420.020.550.02
Private, for profit0.440.040.500.05
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching0.470.030.570.03
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan0.430.020.570.03
Large fringe metropolitan0.360.030.480.03
Medium metropolitan0.470.030.650.05
Small metropolitan0.460.050.590.05
Micropolitan (nonmetro)0.400.050.490.05
Noncore (nonmetro)0.440.080.640.11
Bed size of hospitalLess than 1000.390.040.540.05
500 or more0.480.030.660.04

a 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.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

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_9-1: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.