Table 12_3_2-1

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_3_2.1
Accidental puncture or laceration during procedure per 1,000 discharges, age 18 and over,a United States, 2000, 2004-2007
  20072006200520042000
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 4.80.04.60.04.50.04.40.04.00.0
Age18-444.50.04.50.04.40.04.30.03.50.0
45-645.60.05.40.05.30.05.10.04.60.0
65 and over4.40.04.10.04.10.04.00.04.00.0
  65-695.70.05.10.05.40.05.20.04.90.0
  70-745.20.04.90.04.70.04.70.04.70.0
  75-794.70.04.50.04.50.04.30.04.40.0
  80-844.30.03.90.04.10.03.80.04.00.0
  85 and over2.30.02.10.02.20.02.20.02.30.0
GenderMale4.10.03.80.03.90.03.70.03.50.0
Female5.40.05.20.05.10.05.00.04.60.0
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)4.70.04.40.04.40.04.30.04.10.0
Second quartile4.90.04.80.04.60.04.40.04.20.0
Third quartile4.90.04.60.04.70.04.60.04.20.0
Fourth quartile (highest income)4.60.04.60.04.40.04.40.03.80.0
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan4.60.04.30.04.40.04.20.03.60.0
Large fringe metropolitan4.40.04.30.04.30.04.20.03.90.0
Medium metropolitan5.20.04.90.04.60.04.60.04.60.0
Small metropolitan5.10.04.80.05.10.04.60.04.40.0
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)5.10.04.80.04.80.04.70.04.20.0
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)4.80.04.70.04.70.04.50.04.50.0
Expected payment sourcePrivate4.60.04.50.04.40.04.20.03.80.0
Medicare5.00.04.70.04.70.04.60.04.50.0
Medicaid4.90.15.00.14.90.14.70.13.90.1
Other4.60.14.40.14.30.14.00.12.80.1
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge4.50.14.00.13.60.13.90.13.30.1
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast4.30.04.10.03.80.04.10.03.70.0
Midwest4.80.04.60.05.10.04.30.04.30.0
South4.70.04.30.04.10.04.10.03.80.0
West5.50.05.50.05.40.05.40.04.50.0
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit4.80.04.50.04.60.04.40.04.10.0
Private, for profit4.40.04.10.04.10.03.90.03.90.0
Public5.30.05.40.05.00.05.10.04.10.0
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching4.90.04.60.04.80.04.60.03.90.0
Nonteaching4.70.04.50.04.40.04.30.04.10.0
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan4.70.04.40.04.60.04.30.03.80.0
Large fringe metropolitan4.30.04.40.04.20.04.20.03.80.0
Medium metropolitan5.10.04.90.04.70.04.50.04.60.0
Small metropolitan5.20.04.60.04.80.04.60.04.30.0
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)5.20.04.80.04.80.04.90.03.70.0
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)4.70.14.20.13.40.13.70.14.90.1
Bed size of hospitalLess than 1004.70.04.20.04.70.04.10.04.20.0
100-2994.70.04.30.04.30.04.30.03.80.0
300-4994.80.04.90.04.60.04.50.04.20.0
500 or more5.00.04.60.04.70.04.40.04.10.0

a Excludes obstetric admissions.� Also excludes admissions specifically for such problems, such as cases from earlier admissions or from other hospitals. 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.

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 February 2011
Internet Citation: Table 12_3_2-1: 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_3_2-1.html