Table 17_2_5-1

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 17_2_5.1
Admissions with perforated appendix per 1,000 admissions with appendicitis,a age 18 and over, United States, 2000, 2004-2007
  20072006200520042000
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 280.22.2286.22.2286.22.2293.82.2317.82.4
Age18-44203.63.4210.03.4206.93.4215.63.3229.83.5
45-64390.95.0393.85.0398.55.0401.04.9443.15.6
65 and over517.07.3522.87.2534.07.9543.17.8579.27.8
  65-69483.611.9471.412.0489.113.0487.413.1541.913.9
  70-74494.914.2524.814.2489.914.9549.715.3555.015.6
  75-79535.515.7535.815.0576.816.7557.616.3602.517.9
  80-84546.318.5575.419.9600.619.7608.319.2626.723.4
  85 and over594.022.8597.424.9604.624.1602.524.3679.726.2
GenderMale303.43.0306.93.1305.53.0313.13.1336.43.3
Female249.53.0259.13.0260.53.1267.93.1293.23.4
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)300.24.5310.94.6305.04.5313.94.7322.44.8
Second quartile283.24.2292.54.2292.74.4302.44.3321.84.4
Third quartile283.34.1282.34.1280.74.0291.04.4318.14.8
Fourth quartile (highest income)257.13.9265.13.9270.54.0272.53.8310.14.4
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan276.53.9275.93.9283.23.9291.84.0319.14.2
Large fringe metropolitan269.24.2275.44.2275.74.3282.84.2309.54.5
Medium metropolitan274.84.9295.74.9296.65.1295.05.2314.55.6
Small metropolitan296.37.4312.17.3291.77.7304.77.1341.58.1
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)299.46.6288.36.8296.26.8306.66.6317.57.6
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)311.49.1314.68.8291.58.7305.58.8317.68.5
Expected payment sourcePrivate263.33.2267.03.4270.33.4279.13.3303.43.7
Medicare314.214.6352.819.9331.317.1374.120.3368.918.1
Medicaid301.09.0300.48.3301.98.1327.69.2346.09.9
Other310.411.0341.912.6291.011.6328.311.3361.111.6
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge297.08.2330.57.2332.08.4325.78.8338.610.0
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast246.34.7255.74.6254.14.3264.34.5289.55.0
Midwest293.24.8292.54.7295.25.0300.14.8324.55.3
South289.03.7293.63.7302.03.8307.43.9326.44.0
West286.94.3295.84.7286.84.5294.44.5321.94.7
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit274.72.5280.92.5279.62.5288.72.5314.42.8
Private, for profit284.85.8281.65.6290.55.7314.76.6314.46.7
Public305.26.2316.06.5316.05.9301.36.1335.36.1
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching274.84.0278.44.0280.94.2275.94.2311.54.7
Nonteaching282.32.6289.52.6288.32.6300.52.6320.02.7
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan279.33.6277.33.8281.43.7290.93.9315.84.1
Large fringe metropolitan264.24.7275.94.5276.54.7287.44.5311.94.7
Medium metropolitan279.04.9296.34.9299.55.1293.45.2319.95.6
Small metropolitan298.47.0315.76.9297.57.5317.36.8348.37.9
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)292.76.4283.56.7294.46.7295.46.8318.37.6
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)308.912.7308.512.3281.411.2289.411.4290.810.4
Bed size of hospitalLess than 100287.75.8288.45.6297.65.5293.65.6312.95.7
100 - 299276.43.2279.53.3283.43.3300.03.5320.23.5
300 - 499279.64.2294.04.6287.94.5290.14.2314.14.7
500 or more285.35.8289.05.1280.35.3283.85.5322.76.4

a Excludes obstetric admissions and transfers from other institutions. 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 17_2_5-1: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. February 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr10/17_utilization/T17_2_5-1.html