Table 12_1_6-3

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_6.3
Selected infections due to medical care or obstetric admissions per 1,000 medical and surgical discharges, age 18 and over,a by race/ethnicity, United States, 2007
    Non-HispanicHispanic, all races
  TotalWhiteBlackAPI
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 2.20.02.10.02.70.02.30.12.00.0
Age18-441.50.01.40.02.00.00.90.11.00.0
45-642.90.02.80.03.30.12.30.22.50.1
65 and over2.50.02.40.03.10.13.20.12.60.1
Age65-692.90.02.80.13.60.13.30.32.90.2
70-743.10.03.00.14.00.13.10.33.10.2
75-792.70.02.50.02.90.13.80.32.80.1
80-842.80.02.70.03.30.13.50.32.80.2
85 and over1.40.01.30.01.70.12.20.21.50.1
GenderMale3.00.02.90.03.40.03.10.12.80.1
Female1.80.01.80.02.20.01.40.11.20.0
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)2.10.01.90.02.60.02.30.21.80.1
Second quartile2.20.02.00.02.70.12.40.22.20.1
Third quartile2.30.02.20.02.80.12.50.22.30.1
Fourth quartile (highest income)2.30.02.30.03.00.12.00.12.10.1
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan2.60.02.50.02.90.02.40.12.20.0
Large fringe metropolitan2.30.02.30.02.80.12.40.22.00.1
Medium metropolitan2.10.02.00.02.50.11.60.21.90.1
Small metropolitan2.00.02.00.02.60.12.90.41.70.1
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)1.70.01.70.01.80.11.70.31.60.1
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)1.60.01.60.01.50.1DSUDSU1.10.2
Expected payment sourcePrivate2.00.01.90.02.40.12.00.11.70.1
Medicare2.30.02.20.03.00.02.80.12.30.1
Medicaid2.70.02.70.03.10.11.80.22.20.1
Other2.10.12.10.12.30.12.30.41.60.1
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge1.50.01.40.11.60.11.10.31.60.1
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast2.20.02.20.02.40.11.40.21.90.1
Midwest2.20.02.00.02.90.02.20.31.60.2
South2.20.02.00.02.70.02.50.21.90.1
West2.40.02.40.02.90.12.50.12.20.1
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not-for-profit2.10.02.00.02.60.02.10.11.90.0
Private, for-profit2.70.02.50.03.40.13.80.22.20.1
Public2.10.02.00.02.40.11.90.22.20.1
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching2.60.02.60.02.80.01.80.12.30.1
Nonteaching2.00.01.90.02.60.02.50.11.80.0
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan2.70.02.60.03.10.02.40.12.20.0
Large fringe metropolitan2.30.02.20.02.60.12.50.22.10.1
Medium metropolitan2.10.02.10.02.60.11.60.21.80.1
Small metropolitan2.00.01.90.02.50.12.60.41.40.1
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)1.30.01.30.01.10.11.80.31.30.2
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)0.60.10.60.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Bed size of hospitalLess than 1001.70.01.50.02.90.12.90.32.20.1
100-2991.90.01.90.02.30.02.20.11.80.1
300-4992.30.02.20.02.70.02.10.11.90.1
500 or more2.70.02.70.03.00.02.40.22.30.1

a Excluding immunocompromised and cancer patients and stays under 2 days. Also excludes admissions specifically for such infections, such as cases from earlier admissions, from other hospitals, or from other settings. 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.

 

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