Table 15_1_1-1

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 15_1_1.1
Potentially avoidable hospitalizations per 100,000 population for all conditions, age 18 and over,a United States, 2000, 2004-2007
  20072006200520042000
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 1,702.533.41,760.538.61,833.538.31,843.734.41,944.333.5
Age18-44448.011.6446.713.5447.712.5444.410.7474.311.1
45-641,491.337.31,526.539.51,552.837.51,593.234.81,637.933.8
65 and over6,278.7123.66,558.2144.26,942.7148.76,928.9134.57,166.9135.6
  65-693,348.468.33,450.275.43,649.577.03,834.675.63,861.271.4
  70-744,599.788.94,782.0105.54,990.4104.95,107.499.85,389.7101.1
  75-796,324.5126.06,650.9147.37,034.3150.97,110.6141.07,429.8145.6
  80-848,852.2187.39,315.1217.59,989.4222.49,812.7199.810,658.8219.2
  85 and over12,572.7287.213,286.8325.814,128.1332.013,506.4294.215,374.3328.9
GenderMale1,709.234.41,770.537.61,839.438.31,848.333.91,998.134.3
Female1,716.433.61,773.840.41,850.539.51,864.236.11,939.434.4
Median income of patient's ZIP codeFirst quartile (lowest income)2,341.291.92,449.593.82,469.389.52,478.598.43,028.6116.0
Second quartile1,766.164.81,823.069.81,890.270.41,925.568.12,064.769.9
Third quartile1,476.256.41,504.558.91,611.561.41,578.961.71,644.768.1
Fourth quartile (highest income)1,233.874.21,334.478.91,437.583.31,385.779.71,324.580.3
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan1,733.8127.11,901.8140.41,853.3130.31,848.5135.22,004.8133.4
Large fringe metropolitan1,607.6118.31,556.5111.71,740.6128.81,750.0129.82,007.1139.5
Medium metropolitan1,515.2136.11,559.6137.21,693.2146.11,566.9136.11,509.5149.7
Small metropolitan1,687.5184.21,530.3171.01,518.0176.21,750.1188.01,753.4189.2
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)1,903.296.02,054.7103.02,122.6102.62,254.4111.42,124.5128.8
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)2,115.094.62,282.8110.42,411.4116.52,373.8116.42,628.0125.0
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast1,687.178.71,817.6101.31,761.186.71,791.587.32,055.992.5
Midwest1,830.770.91,815.068.31,871.959.31,943.872.81,819.969.2
South1,912.463.41,999.475.32,145.580.52,141.259.92,241.752.3
West1,234.244.61,249.648.61,332.157.21,282.056.01,460.360.7

a Rates are adjusted by age and gender using the total U.S. population for 2000 as the standard population; when reporting is by age, the adjustment is by gender only; when reporting is by gender, the adjustment is by age only.

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 15_1_1-1: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. February 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr10/15_efficiency/T15_1_1-1.html