Table 12_3_9-3

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_9.3
Deaths per 1,000 admissions in low-mortality diagnosis-related groups (DRGs), age 18 and over or obstetric admissions, by State, 2000, 2005-2007
 2007200620052000
StateRateaSERateaSERateaSERateaSE
United States0.420.010.430.010.450.010.560.02
Arizona0.410.050.320.040.440.050.490.06
Arkansas0.600.080.660.080.610.07DNCDNC
California0.410.020.480.020.450.020.590.03
Colorado0.400.060.410.060.520.070.490.07
Connecticut0.250.040.250.050.350.050.580.07
Florida0.350.020.360.020.420.020.530.03
Georgia0.560.050.510.050.600.050.710.06
Hawaii0.470.140.520.130.560.130.490.14
Illinois0.360.030.360.030.390.030.470.03
Iowa0.440.070.460.080.650.090.960.10
Kansas0.550.080.350.060.360.060.640.09
Kentucky0.410.050.400.050.630.060.880.08
Maine0.430.100.270.08DNCDNCDNCDNC
Maryland0.370.040.280.040.600.050.510.06
Massachusetts0.280.030.320.040.420.040.400.04
Minnesota0.220.040.300.040.360.04DNCDNC
Missouri0.340.040.420.040.500.040.640.06
Nebraska0.440.090.510.090.450.08DNCDNC
Nevada0.430.080.440.080.560.09DNCDNC
New Hampshire0.430.110.530.130.540.13DNCDNC
New Jersey0.430.040.520.040.470.040.770.05
New York0.420.020.460.020.490.020.650.03
North Carolina0.660.050.480.040.610.050.640.05
Oklahoma0.480.060.520.060.500.06DNCDNC
Oregon0.410.070.340.060.510.070.440.07
Rhode IslandDSUDSUDSUDSU0.460.11DNCDNC
South Carolina0.470.060.600.070.520.060.750.08
Tennessee0.590.060.570.060.490.050.710.06
Utah0.540.110.390.090.380.080.490.11
VermontDSUDSUDSUDSU0.830.22DNCDNC
Virginia0.490.050.450.05DNCDNCDNCDNC
Washington0.280.040.390.050.560.060.430.06
West Virginia0.520.080.410.080.470.070.660.10
Wisconsin0.460.050.370.050.360.040.610.06
WyomingDSUDSUDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC

a Rates are adjusted by age and gender using the total U.S. population for 2000 as the standard population.

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.

 

Page last reviewed February 2011
Internet Citation: Table 12_3_9-3: 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_9-3.html