Table 12_1_5-2

2010 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_1_5.2
Postoperative sepsis per 1,000 elective-surgery discharges with an operating room procedure,a age 18 and over, by race/ethnicity, United States, 2007
    Non-HispanicHispanic, all races
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
65 and over19.
  85 and over23.40.723.40.721.
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)
Second quartile15.
Third quartile15.
Fourth quartile (highest income)
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan16.
Large fringe metropolitan17.
Medium metropolitan15.40.315.00.317.
Small metropolitan14.60.314.10.420.31.1DSUDSU13.61.7
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)15.00.315.10.315.21.3DSUDSU13.31.5
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)16.00.416.00.417.71.446.26.8DSUDSU
Expected payment sourcePrivate15.
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge14.50.713.00.917.51.927.86.417.31.9
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast15.60.315.20.315.90.918.
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit16.
Private, for profit17.10.317.00.316.60.728.82.814.70.8
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching17.
Non teaching15.
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan17.
Large fringe metropolitan16.
Medium metropolitan14.
Small metropolitan16.30.315.90.322.91.0DSUDSU11.21.7
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)11.90.411.60.413.31.515.14.411.92.4
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)11.50.811.20.916.43.6DSUDSUDSUDSU
Bed size of hospitalLess than 10013.20.312.00.418.
500 or more18.

aExcludes patients admitted for infection; patients with cancer or immunocompromised states; obstetric conditions; stays under 4 days; and admissions specifically for sepsis.� Rates are adjusted by age, gender, age-gender interactions, comorbidities, and diagnosis-related group (DRG) clusters.� When reporting is by age, the adjustment is by gender, comorbidities, and DRG clusters; when reporting is by gender, the adjustment is by age, comorbidities, and DRG clusters.

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, 2007, 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 26 States: Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Table 12_1_5-2: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.