Table 12_1_6-4

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_6.4
Selected infections due to medical care per 1,000 medical and surgical discharges,a age 18 and over or obstetric admissions, by State, 2000, 2004-2007
 20072006200520042000
StateRatebSERatebSERatebSERatebSERatebSE
United States2.00.02.20.02.30.02.30.02.00.0
Arizona2.20.12.80.12.80.12.90.12.40.1
Arkansas1.40.11.70.12.00.12.00.1DNCDNC
California2.40.02.50.02.50.02.70.02.10.0
Colorado2.80.12.90.13.10.13.20.12.70.1
Connecticut2.50.12.60.12.60.12.90.12.90.1
Florida2.80.02.80.02.60.02.70.02.20.0
Georgia1.80.11.90.12.00.12.00.11.70.1
Hawaii1.90.22.40.22.00.22.50.22.40.2
Illinois1.70.01.80.12.00.12.00.11.80.1
Iowa1.40.11.10.11.20.11.40.11.50.1
Kansas1.40.11.80.11.80.11.50.11.20.1
Kentucky1.70.11.90.11.70.11.90.11.70.1
Maine1.90.22.20.2DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC
Maryland2.20.12.30.12.70.12.90.13.00.1
Massachusetts2.10.12.40.12.60.12.80.12.50.1
Minnesota1.60.11.40.11.70.11.60.1DNCDNC
Missouri2.20.12.20.12.20.12.30.12.10.1
Nebraska1.20.11.20.11.70.11.80.2DNCDNC
Nevada2.80.12.80.12.90.13.10.1DNCDNC
New Hampshire2.20.22.60.22.70.22.60.2DNCDNC
New Jersey2.30.12.60.12.60.1DNCDNC2.20.1
New York2.00.02.20.02.30.02.50.02.20.0
North Carolina1.60.11.90.11.90.12.00.11.80.1
Oklahoma1.50.11.50.11.50.1DNCDNCDNCDNC
Oregon1.20.11.50.11.90.12.00.12.00.1
Rhode Island2.10.22.90.22.90.22.90.2DNCDNC
South Carolina1.80.11.90.11.90.12.10.11.80.1
Tennessee1.90.12.00.12.20.12.30.12.20.1
Utah1.70.11.90.12.00.11.90.12.20.2
Vermont1.70.31.90.32.40.32.40.3DNCDNC
Virginia1.70.11.90.1DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC
Washington1.60.11.90.12.00.12.40.12.00.1
West Virginia1.70.11.70.11.70.11.40.11.60.1
Wisconsin2.10.12.20.11.80.12.10.12.10.1
WyomingDSUDSUDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC

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

b Rates are adjusted by age, gender, age-gender interactions, comorbidities, and diagnosis-related group (DRG) clusters.

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).� Not all States participate in HCUP.� Estimates for the total United States are from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, which is drawn from the SID and weighted to give national estimates.

 

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Internet Citation: Table 12_1_6-4: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. February 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr10/12_patientsafety/T12_1_6-4.html