Table 4_2_2-1

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 4_2_2.1
Deaths per 1,000 admissions with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) as principal diagnosis (excluding transfers to another hospital), age 18 and over, United States, 2000 and 2006
  20062000
Population groupRateaSERateaSE
Total 73.00.3105.80.3
Age18–4416.80.721.10.7
45–6433.70.445.50.4
65 and over100.00.5144.90.5
  65–6958.30.988.60.9
  70–7472.71.0113.20.9
  75–7991.21.1140.61.0
  80–84115.71.2161.21.2
  85 and over145.01.2207.51.3
GenderMale60.20.492.10.4
Female86.60.6127.00.6
Median income of patient's ZIP codeFirst quartile (lowest income)75.10.7110.90.6
Second quartile75.20.7106.30.6
Third quartile71.70.7105.20.7
Fourth quartile (highest income)69.50.799.00.7
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan69.60.6101.40.6
Large fringe metropolitan69.10.7101.30.6
Medium metropolitan69.10.8102.60.8
Small metropolitan78.01.2117.11.1
Micropolitan (nonmetro)82.91.0113.91.0
Noncore (nonmetro)85.91.2118.01.1
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance73.71.098.10.9
Medicare71.80.4106.50.4
Medicaid76.71.8103.21.8
Other insurance88.32.7113.83.3
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge95.12.2133.22.4
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast77.40.7103.50.7
Midwest69.90.7111.90.7
South71.30.5104.10.5
West75.80.8104.50.8
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit71.50.4104.40.4
Private, for profit74.60.9105.80.9
Public82.71.1117.61.1
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching68.30.699.90.6
Nonteaching75.70.4108.20.4
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan69.10.6102.10.6
Large fringe metropolitan71.00.8102.00.7
Medium metropolitan70.50.7103.60.7
Small metropolitan77.91.1113.11.0
Micropolitan (nonmetro)87.81.2117.11.2
Noncore (nonmetro)109.52.3131.21.9
Bed size of hospitalLess than 10087.91.1119.61.0
100–29975.40.6105.00.5
300–49970.10.6105.40.6
500 or more67.80.7100.40.8

a Rates are adjusted by age, gender, age-gender interactions, and All Patient Refined-Diagnosis Related Group (APR-DRG) risk of mortality score. When reporting is by age, the adjustment is by gender and APR-DRG risk of mortality score; when reporting is by gender, the adjustment is by age and APR-DRG risk of mortality score.

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 4_2_2-1: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr09/4_heartdiseases/T4_2_2-1.html