Table 12_3_9-3

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_9.3
Deaths per 1,000 admissions in low-mortality diagnosis-related groups (DRGs), age 18 and over or obstetric admissions, by State, 2000 and 2006
 20062000
StateRateaSERateaSE
Total0.430.010.560.02
Arizona0.320.040.490.06
Arkansas0.660.08DNCDNC
California0.480.020.590.03
Colorado0.410.060.490.07
Connecticut0.250.050.580.07
Florida0.360.020.530.03
Georgia0.510.050.710.06
Hawaii0.520.130.490.14
Illinois0.360.030.470.03
Iowa0.460.080.960.10
Kansas0.350.060.640.09
Kentucky0.400.050.880.08
Maine0.270.08DNCDNC
Maryland0.280.040.510.06
Massachusetts0.320.040.400.04
Minnesota0.300.04DNCDNC
Missouri0.420.040.640.06
Nebraska0.510.09DNCDNC
Nevada0.440.08DNCDNC
New Hampshire0.530.13DNCDNC
New Jersey0.520.040.770.05
New York0.460.020.650.03
North Carolina0.480.040.640.05
Oklahoma0.520.06DNCDNC
Oregon0.340.060.440.07
Rhode IslandDSUDSUDNCDNC
South Carolina0.600.070.750.08
Tennessee0.570.060.710.06
Utah0.390.090.490.11
VermontDSUDSUDNCDNC
Virginia0.450.05DNCDNC
Washington0.390.050.430.06
West Virginia0.410.080.660.10
Wisconsin0.370.050.610.06

a Rates are adjusted by age and gender using the total U.S. population for 2000 as the standard population.

DNC - Data were not collected.

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 (HCUP) databases and AHRQ Quality Indicators, version 3.1. State estimates are from the State Inpatient Databases (SID), and not all States participate in HCUP. Estimates for the total U.S. are from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, which is drawn from the SID and weighted to give national estimates.

 

Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 12_3_9-3: 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_9-3.html