Table 15_1_1-2

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_1.2
Potentially avoidable hospitalizations per 100,000 population for acute conditions, age 18 and over,a United States, 2000, 2004-2007
  20072006200520042000
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 665.912.5682.915.1741.415.9707.812.8731.112.6
Age18-44170.14.1169.05.1180.45.0174.43.8189.54.0
45-64477.510.1483.312.1512.812.5493.69.9485.79.0
65 and over2,676.853.82,767.562.03,030.866.22,877.455.42,875.055.6
  65-691,177.623.51,190.826.51,293.128.81,267.424.91,188.422.1
  70-741,735.533.71,765.239.01,911.442.31,848.835.51,849.636.4
  75-792,589.652.92,727.861.22,935.765.32,805.255.22,820.955.9
  80-843,943.384.94,145.499.74,591.1103.24,300.487.04,558.995.1
  85 and over6,222.4143.36,487.3157.07,249.3165.76,794.0142.87,793.5167.2
GenderMale632.912.3656.714.2716.815.5688.212.5745.813.1
Female703.013.3715.916.3774.317.0737.713.7740.512.9
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)843.829.9856.529.0922.831.6871.331.31,086.539.1
Second quartile688.224.6715.327.8763.428.7741.426.0757.025.8
Third quartile600.522.7609.824.1665.225.5627.424.5626.726.0
Fourth quartile (highest income)529.532.7567.634.2636.337.7588.033.9536.833.0
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan625.944.1672.049.1701.850.0664.147.1715.247.1
Large fringe metropolitan621.644.4613.144.1708.552.6674.549.1757.152.4
Medium metropolitan592.551.7603.852.4680.257.7604.152.2573.755.8
Small metropolitan683.473.5631.569.3639.173.7696.173.3665.470.3
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)794.540.0848.841.0886.641.9887.143.4816.348.1
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)933.339.2974.042.81,070.747.7997.546.71,075.150.9
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast641.231.0657.335.3686.634.0662.330.6731.133.5
Midwest731.627.3746.230.2778.926.3760.927.2717.725.5
South727.722.2755.329.3846.533.3805.521.9827.519.9
West518.118.6519.420.6575.224.7528.423.6580.424.5

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_1-2: 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_1-2.html