Table 12_3_9-2a

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_3_9.2a
Deaths per 1,000 admissions in low-mortality diagnosis-related groups (DRGs), age 18 and over or obstetric admissions, by race/ethnicity, United States, 2006
    Non-Hispanic  
  TotalWhiteBlackAPIHispanic, all races
Population groupRateaSERateaSERateaSERateaSERateaSE
Total 0.430.010.410.010.610.040.390.070.350.03
Age18–440.140.010.100.010.290.03DSUDSU0.120.02
45–640.390.030.390.030.480.07DSUDSU0.300.07
65 and over1.990.072.030.082.260.231.270.361.490.23
  65–690.890.090.860.101.290.31DSUDSUDSUDSU
  70–741.320.121.380.131.230.35DSUDSUDSUDSU
  75–791.610.131.610.152.410.51DSUDSUDSUDSU
  80–842.620.182.570.213.310.71DSUDSU2.090.61
  85 and over4.280.244.260.275.230.96DSUDSU4.670.99
GenderMale0.610.030.550.030.960.110.600.180.530.09
Female0.350.010.330.010.520.040.270.070.300.04
Median income of patient's ZIP codeFirst quartile (lowest income)0.500.020.480.030.650.06DSUDSU0.350.05
Second quartile0.430.020.390.020.630.09DSUDSU0.430.08
Third quartile0.440.020.450.030.490.08DSUDSU0.250.06
Fourth quartile (highest income)0.330.020.310.020.590.11DSUDSU0.360.08
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan0.450.020.430.030.620.060.370.100.400.05
Large fringe metropolitan0.390.020.380.020.500.07DSUDSUDSUDSU
Medium metropolitan0.430.030.400.030.670.100.630.170.320.07
Small metropolitan0.450.040.410.040.830.21DSUDSUDSUDSU
Micropolitan (nonmetro)0.430.030.430.040.690.18DSUDSUDSUDSU
Noncore (nonmetro)0.450.040.420.040.860.20DSUDSUDSUDSU
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance0.400.040.420.05DSUDSUDSUDSU0.130.03
Medicare0.580.070.590.090.720.16DSUDSU0.290.05
Medicaid0.600.090.990.26DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Other insurance0.560.15DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge1.000.25DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU0.220.06
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast0.420.020.410.030.570.08DSUDSU0.340.07
Midwest0.390.020.360.020.630.10DSUDSUDSUDSU
South0.450.020.420.020.600.05DSUDSU0.380.05
West0.440.030.450.030.800.160.520.110.350.06
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit0.410.010.390.010.610.050.390.090.310.04
Private, for profit0.490.030.470.040.760.12DSUDSU0.450.07
Public0.470.030.460.040.480.08DSUDSU0.320.08
Teaching statusTeaching0.430.020.370.020.630.06DSUDSU0.410.06
Nonteaching0.430.010.420.010.590.050.320.080.320.04
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan0.430.020.420.030.620.060.370.100.380.04
Large fringe metropolitan0.390.020.380.020.490.07DSUDSU0.260.07
Medium metropolitan0.440.030.410.030.660.100.640.180.340.08
Small metropolitan0.470.040.430.040.920.22DSUDSUDSUDSU
Micropolitan (nonmetro)0.400.030.400.040.710.18DSUDSUDSUDSU
Noncore (nonmetro)0.450.060.440.06DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Bed size of hospitalLess than 1000.410.030.410.030.370.10DSUDSU0.400.12
100–2990.450.020.440.020.630.070.400.100.310.05
300–4990.420.020.380.020.650.07DSUDSU0.330.07
500 or more0.400.020.370.030.590.08DSUDSU0.410.07

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: 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_3_9-2a: 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_3_9-2a.html