Table 12_1_6-2

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_6.2
Selected infections due to medical care or obstetric admissions per 100,000 population, age 18 and over,a� United States, 2000, 2004-2007
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 28.30.929.
65 and over72.32.571.62.774.92.873.52.661.72.2
  85 and over81.
Median income of patient's ZIP codeFirst quartile (lowest income)34.41.835.51.836.41.835.
Second quartile29.11.430.41.528.91.430.91.526.51.2
Third quartile25.
Fourth quartile (highest income)24.41.827.11.727.61.727.01.919.21.4
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan32.62.633.62.635.92.735.12.728.92.2
Large fringe metropolitan29.82.430.12.431.22.531.12.627.72.3
Medium metropolitan25.92.930.
Small metropolitan26.
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)24.01.928.
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)23.11.924.
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast29.42.430.52.428.61.831.82.723.42.0

a Includes admissions specifically for such infections, such as cases from earlier admissions, from other hospitals, or from other settings. Excludes immunocompromised and cancer patients. 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.

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.


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Internet Citation: Table 12_1_6-2: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.