Table 12_3_8-1

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_8.1
Failure to rescue, or deaths per 1,000 discharges having developed specified complications of care during hospitalization, ages 18-74,a United States, 2000, 2004-2007
  20072006200520042000
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 105.70.3114.00.3120.40.3128.90.3153.40.4
Age18-4471.00.572.10.578.60.680.60.698.70.6
45-64107.00.4115.30.4121.50.4129.40.5153.90.5
65-74124.00.5136.00.5142.70.5155.50.6183.90.6
GenderMale112.10.4121.90.4128.30.4137.60.4164.90.5
Female99.80.4105.50.4112.50.4119.90.4142.70.5
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)107.70.4116.20.5121.90.5130.50.5152.10.7
Second quartile106.50.5114.30.5120.30.6127.90.6153.80.7
Third quartile103.80.5111.50.6117.50.6128.90.7157.30.8
Fourth quartile (highest income)103.20.6113.10.6122.10.6127.80.7151.00.8
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan107.00.4115.70.5121.60.5135.30.5156.20.6
Large fringe metropolitan100.60.5110.90.6118.90.6124.50.6152.20.7
Medium metropolitan107.10.6112.70.6119.50.6128.30.7156.50.9
Small metropolitan106.10.9117.71.0118.01.0124.51.0155.71.2
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)110.00.8117.50.9125.60.9126.61.0146.81.2
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)105.71.1109.21.1118.11.1123.31.2142.31.4
Expected payment sourcePrivate101.80.5108.40.5115.90.6120.80.6144.90.6
Medicare103.30.4112.60.4119.30.4129.50.4155.70.5
Medicaid110.30.7120.10.7122.90.7134.90.8157.11.0
Other114.91.4112.81.5127.01.8129.51.7141.32.2
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge126.81.1136.21.1142.71.2149.01.3179.51.6
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast115.10.6129.50.6136.60.7148.80.7159.60.8
Midwest88.80.5100.30.6106.20.6114.10.6146.00.8
South105.50.4111.00.4117.20.4122.30.5149.40.6
West117.20.6120.80.6128.00.7143.60.7164.40.8
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit102.70.3112.60.3117.90.3128.50.4152.30.4
Private, for profit113.70.7122.40.8126.20.8126.20.9151.01.0
Public113.20.7113.80.7126.70.7133.80.8161.91.0
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching104.80.4112.40.4118.50.5134.30.5151.70.6
Nonteaching106.20.3115.00.3121.50.4126.00.4154.40.4
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan105.50.4113.90.4118.80.4133.40.5154.30.5
Large fringe metropolitan103.00.6111.80.7122.60.7125.60.7153.80.8
Medium metropolitan106.90.6113.90.6119.50.6127.30.7156.90.8
Small metropolitan107.60.8117.20.9122.21.0126.20.9156.21.1
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)107.50.9119.81.0128.01.0123.31.1144.51.4
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)104.12.0100.12.0111.52.0123.92.0126.42.2
Bed size of hospitalLess than 100101.31.0101.11.0115.51.0119.81.1138.51.2
100-299108.30.4118.20.5125.50.5132.60.5154.00.6
300-499104.30.4112.30.5116.10.5121.70.5158.70.6
500 or more104.90.5114.10.5119.50.6135.40.6150.70.7

aExcludes patients transferred in or out and patients admitted from long-term care facilities. 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_8-1: 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_8-1.html