Table 15_1_1-3

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 15_1_1.3
Potentially avoidable hospitalizations per 100,000 population for chronic conditions,a age 18 and over, United States, 2000, 2004-2007
  20072006200520042000
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 1,036.822.61,077.625.11,092.223.71,136.023.11,213.322.3
Age18-44277.98.1277.78.9267.28.0270.07.4284.87.7
45-641,013.928.81,043.429.31,040.226.51,099.726.41,152.326.1
65 and over3,602.575.23,791.187.43,912.487.04,052.184.04,292.684.5
   65-692,171.149.82,259.753.32,356.852.22,567.855.42,673.253.1
  70-742,864.661.43,017.072.33,079.367.43,259.070.23,540.569.1
  75-793,735.779.93,923.492.84,099.391.64,305.692.44,609.596.0
  80-844,909.4110.45,170.2126.15,398.8127.55,513.6121.06,101.3133.2
  85 and over6,351.4155.16,800.3180.46,879.2179.16,713.5164.77,581.8174.1
GenderMale1,076.424.11,113.925.21,122.724.41,160.223.01,252.522.9
Female1,013.522.01,058.025.81,076.423.91,126.524.01,199.022.7
Median income of patient's ZIP codeFirst quartile (lowest income)1,497.664.31,593.267.21,546.660.11,607.369.21,942.378.9
Second quartile1,078.041.41,107.843.21,126.942.81,184.243.21,307.845.2
Third quartile875.834.7894.735.8946.437.0951.738.01,018.142.9
Fourth quartile (highest income)704.342.7766.945.8801.346.6797.946.6787.847.9
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan1,108.085.21,230.093.81,151.682.11,184.589.91,289.787.9
Large fringe metropolitan986.175.4943.569.31,032.277.71,075.682.01,250.288.5
Medium metropolitan922.785.9955.986.01,013.189.5963.085.0935.994.8
Small metropolitan1,004.2111.9898.8103.2879.0103.71,054.1116.51,088.0119.7
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)1,108.959.11,206.064.61,236.163.21,367.571.01,308.383.1
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)1,181.859.11,308.970.81,340.773.11,376.472.31,553.177.0
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast1,046.053.51,160.570.91,074.756.21,129.361.41,325.062.1
Midwest1,099.247.71,068.942.01,093.137.31,183.049.21,102.346.4
South1,184.843.11,244.248.11,299.149.01,335.840.21,414.335.0
West716.229.4730.331.2757.034.4753.734.3880.038.4

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_1-3: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. February 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr10/15_efficiency/T15_1_1-3.html