Table 4_3_5-2

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 4_3_5.2
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with congestive heart failure as principal diagnosis,a age 18 and over, by race/ethnicity, United States, 2007
   Non-HispanicHispanic, all races
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
65 and over34.
  85 and over48.60.450.20.536.41.447.
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)30.00.334.40.423.10.623.42.622.91.0
Second quartile29.50.431.50.420.
Third quartile27.30.328.40.421.
Fourth quartile (highest income)27.30.427.70.422.71.426.
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan25.30.327.80.420.80.625.81.522.80.9
Large fringe metropolitan25.80.326.80.419.90.931.
Medium metropolitan28.20.429.60.521.01.328.
Small metropolitan31.60.632.10.627.91.6DSUDSU35.13.3
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)35.80.537.00.628.21.931.34.929.72.9
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)40.60.641.50.735.92.1DSUDSU28.34.0
Expected payment sourcePrivate33.50.638.70.723.31.323.
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge33.81.444.
Region where inpatient treatment was obtainedNortheast31.80.433.30.425.
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit27.
Private, for profit29.30.430.60.528.
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching27.10.329.30.422.00.727.
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan25.50.327.60.421.20.625.51.522.90.9
Large fringe metropolitan25.60.326.80.419.50.932.
Medium metropolitan28.20.429.50.521.91.326.
Small metropolitan31.50.532.30.626.81.5DSUDSU33.13.2
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)37.50.638.70.628.
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)48.50.949.50.942.23.1DSUDSU31.06.2
Bed size of hospitalLess than 10039.00.540.20.529.41.932.
500 or more26.80.428.90.522.50.830.

aExcludes obstetric admissions and transfers to another hospital.� Rates are adjusted by age, gender, age-gender interactions, and All Patient Refined-Diagnosis Related Group (APR-DRG) risk of mortality score.� When reporting is by age, the adjustment is by gender and APR-DRG risk of mortality score; when reporting is by gender, the adjustment is by age and APR-DRG risk of mortality score.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: API: Asian or Pacific Islander; SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, State Inpatient Databases, disparities analysis file, 2007, and AHRQ Quality Indicators, version 3.1. The analysis file is designed to provide national estimates on disparities using weighted records from a sample of hospitals from the following 26 States: Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Table 4_3_5-2: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.