Table 12_3_9-1

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_9.1
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions in low-mortality diagnosis-related groups or obstetric admissions, age 18 and over,a United States, 2000, 2004-2007
  20072006200520042000
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 0.420.010.430.010.510.020.560.030.560.02
Age18-440.140.010.140.010.130.010.160.020.180.01
45-640.450.040.400.030.510.040.550.050.530.04
65 and over1.930.092.050.102.260.092.340.102.650.12
  65-690.650.100.950.130.790.111.120.121.050.14
  70-741.030.151.280.161.460.151.610.141.600.16
  75-791.670.181.720.182.260.192.130.182.070.19
  80-842.480.242.400.252.960.252.900.223.310.30
  85 and over4.510.344.570.345.060.345.400.397.270.46
GenderMale0.590.040.660.041.010.051.080.060.830.05
Female0.360.020.340.020.370.020.400.020.480.02
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)0.470.030.460.030.510.030.530.040.590.04
Second quartile0.410.030.470.030.530.030.590.040.590.03
Third quartile0.400.030.410.030.520.030.590.050.600.04
Fourth quartile (highest income)0.380.030.340.030.500.040.540.050.480.03
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan0.390.030.420.030.450.030.560.040.570.03
Large fringe metropolitan0.450.030.390.030.510.030.590.070.500.03
Medium metropolitan0.440.040.460.040.490.040.530.040.600.04
Small metropolitan0.360.040.410.050.540.060.450.050.580.06
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)0.440.050.410.040.600.060.650.060.600.06
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)0.410.050.520.060.780.090.560.060.610.07
Expected payment sourcePrivate0.390.050.540.070.200.020.240.020.500.05
Medicare0.540.060.610.101.820.071.860.080.720.14
Medicaid0.460.080.470.110.180.020.260.040.830.13
Other0.600.17DSUDSU0.370.070.400.07DSUDSU
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge0.450.130.310.070.390.060.390.061.290.31
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast0.410.030.510.030.530.040.600.050.530.04
Midwest0.350.030.380.030.550.040.520.040.570.04
South0.450.020.420.020.510.030.640.060.600.03
West0.450.030.390.030.460.040.420.040.520.04
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit0.400.020.420.020.510.020.570.040.550.02
Private, for profit0.450.040.440.040.490.040.530.060.500.05
Public0.470.040.460.040.550.050.560.050.730.06
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching0.400.030.470.030.510.040.560.050.570.03
Nonteaching0.430.020.400.020.520.020.560.030.560.02
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan0.390.020.430.020.460.030.580.050.570.03
Large fringe metropolitan0.450.030.360.030.530.040.590.090.490.03
Medium metropolitan0.450.030.470.030.510.040.560.040.650.05
Small metropolitan0.420.040.460.050.570.060.490.050.590.05
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)0.400.040.400.050.590.060.540.070.490.05
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)0.380.080.440.080.780.140.470.080.640.11
Bed size of hospitalLess than 1000.410.040.390.040.590.060.470.050.540.05
100-2990.410.020.400.020.510.030.580.050.500.02
300-4990.430.030.420.030.500.030.530.040.610.04
500 or more0.420.030.480.030.510.050.620.070.660.05

a 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: 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_9-1: 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_9-1.html