Table 12_3_5-1

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_5.1
Iatrogenic pneumothorax per 1,000 discharges, age 18 and over,a United States, 2000, 2004-2007
  20072006200520042000
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 0.650.010.610.010.650.010.680.010.750.01
Age18-440.480.010.440.010.520.010.450.010.550.01
45-640.640.010.570.010.560.010.580.010.670.01
65 and over0.740.010.720.010.790.010.860.010.910.01
  65-690.730.020.620.020.680.020.700.020.810.02
  70-740.730.020.670.020.710.020.790.020.820.02
  75-790.830.020.830.020.900.020.960.021.000.02
  80-840.810.020.840.020.930.021.090.021.020.02
  85 and over0.630.020.610.020.730.020.730.020.890.02
GenderMale0.590.010.550.010.600.010.600.010.660.01
Female0.710.010.670.010.710.010.750.010.850.01
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)0.650.010.570.010.620.010.650.010.700.01
Second quartile0.600.010.610.010.630.010.680.010.750.01
Third quartile0.690.010.610.010.700.010.700.010.800.01
Fourth quartile (highest income)0.650.010.640.010.670.010.700.010.780.01
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan0.650.010.540.010.620.010.640.010.700.01
Large fringe metropolitan0.650.010.620.010.690.010.700.010.820.01
Medium metropolitan0.660.010.650.010.670.010.760.010.790.01
Small metropolitan0.650.020.680.020.630.020.700.020.860.02
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)0.600.020.640.010.630.020.600.020.750.02
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)0.640.020.580.020.700.020.670.020.590.02
Expected payment sourcePrivate0.720.010.630.010.680.010.650.010.740.01
Medicare0.620.010.590.010.630.010.690.010.760.01
Medicaid0.790.020.720.020.730.020.730.020.850.02
Other0.610.030.560.030.710.030.660.030.620.04
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge0.460.030.520.030.680.030.620.030.670.03
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast0.690.010.630.010.670.010.620.010.770.01
Midwest0.550.010.540.010.620.010.640.010.710.01
South0.640.010.640.010.640.010.690.010.740.01
West0.730.010.590.010.700.010.800.010.820.01
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit0.640.010.590.010.630.010.680.010.770.01
Private, for profit0.610.010.620.010.630.010.660.010.730.02
Public0.730.010.670.010.780.010.710.010.710.02
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching0.770.010.680.010.750.010.740.010.810.01
Nonteaching0.580.010.570.010.600.010.650.010.730.01
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan0.700.010.580.010.670.010.700.010.770.01
Large fringe metropolitan0.590.010.590.010.670.010.670.010.770.01
Medium metropolitan0.680.010.690.010.700.010.770.010.840.01
Small metropolitan0.680.020.720.020.680.020.720.020.850.02
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)0.560.020.520.020.510.020.520.020.540.02
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)0.270.030.220.030.330.030.340.030.380.03
Bed size of hospitalLess than 1000.450.020.430.010.430.020.470.020.480.02
100-2990.570.010.570.010.620.010.640.010.690.01
300-4990.710.010.650.010.690.010.730.010.880.01
500 or more0.810.010.690.010.780.010.790.010.870.01

a Excludes obstetric admissions and patients with chest trauma, thoracic surgery, lung or pleural biopsy, or cardiac surgery.� Also excludes admissions specifically for iatrogenic pneumothorax, such as cases from earlier admissions or from other hospitals.�� Includes barotrauma (including acute respiratory distress syndrome) and central line placement.� 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.

 

Page last reviewed February 2011
Internet Citation: Table 12_3_5-1: 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_5-1.html