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2011 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.

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Postoperative respiratory failure per 1,000 elective-surgery admissions,a age 18 and over,b United States, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2007, and 2008
  20082007200520042000
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 9.50.09.90.010.00.010.20.09.00.1
Age18-444.90.14.60.14.40.14.80.13.80.1
45-647.90.18.50.18.40.18.70.17.60.1
65 and over13.80.114.50.114.70.114.70.113.30.1
  65-6911.10.111.50.111.30.212.10.210.40.2
  70-7412.50.213.10.213.30.212.90.212.10.2
  75-7915.00.215.50.215.10.214.90.213.80.2
  80-8416.70.218.20.218.60.318.60.317.40.3
  85 and over19.80.420.30.421.50.421.40.417.70.4
GenderMale12.90.113.40.113.50.113.70.112.10.1
Female7.50.08.00.17.80.17.80.16.70.1
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)10.00.110.80.111.10.111.00.19.80.1
Second quartile9.40.110.20.110.20.110.70.19.10.1
Third quartile9.50.19.90.19.80.110.00.19.00.1
Fourth quartile (highest income)8.80.18.70.18.90.19.00.18.00.1
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan9.70.19.90.110.10.110.10.19.40.1
Large fringe metropolitan9.60.19.80.19.60.110.60.19.10.1
Medium metropolitan9.90.110.80.110.40.110.60.18.60.1
Small metropolitan8.60.19.30.110.10.29.90.28.40.2
Micropolitan8.70.19.40.19.20.19.30.18.50.2
Noncore9.50.110.00.210.60.210.20.28.80.2
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance8.20.18.80.18.70.19.10.18.00.1
Medicare9.70.110.30.110.40.110.60.19.20.1
Medicaid13.50.212.80.214.40.214.60.213.00.2
Other insurance10.30.29.90.38.90.38.80.37.60.3
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge10.80.311.80.39.90.39.00.311.30.4
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast9.10.19.10.19.50.110.10.18.50.1
Midwest9.00.19.50.19.80.110.70.18.20.1
South10.10.111.00.110.80.110.40.19.60.1
West9.10.19.10.19.30.19.40.19.10.1
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit9.20.09.70.19.60.19.90.18.50.1
Private, for profit8.60.19.90.111.90.111.30.110.40.2
Public11.70.111.20.19.90.111.40.111.00.2
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching10.60.110.20.110.10.110.80.19.30.1
Nonteaching8.70.19.70.19.90.19.90.18.80.1
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan10.10.19.80.110.20.110.50.19.30.1
Large fringe metropolitan9.40.110.40.19.90.110.20.19.40.1
Medium metropolitan9.90.110.80.110.10.111.10.18.60.1
Small metropolitan8.00.19.50.110.20.29.90.19.20.2
Micropolitan7.50.28.90.28.80.28.10.27.20.2
Noncore7.00.46.60.48.20.46.70.46.80.3
Bed size of hospitalLess than 1006.40.16.40.17.10.17.10.27.10.2
100-2998.90.19.50.111.10.110.00.18.90.1
300-4999.50.110.40.110.20.111.10.19.90.1
500 or more10.90.111.30.19.30.110.60.18.50.1

a. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) software requires that the respiratory failure be reported as a secondary diagnosis (rather than the principal diagnosis), but unlike the AHRQ PSI software, the secondary diagnosis could be present on admission. In addition, the tracheostomy is not verifiable as following surgery. Consistent with the AHRQ PSI software, the following cases are excluded: admissions with respiratory disease, circulatory disease, craniofacial anomalies, or neuromuscular disorders; obstetric admissions; and admissions in which the tracheostomy is the only operating room procedure.

b. Rates are adjusted by age, gender, age-gender interactions, comorbidities, major diagnostic category (MDC), diagnosis-related group (DRG), and transfers into the hospital. When reporting is by age, the adjustment is by gender, comorbidities, MDC, DRG, and transfers into the hospital; when reporting is by gender, the adjustment is by age, comorbidities, MDC, DRG, and transfers into the hospital. The AHRQ PSI software was modified to not use the present on admission (POA) indicators (or estimates of the likelihood of POA for secondary diagnosis).

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, modified version 4.1.

 

Current as of March 2012
Internet Citation: T12_2_6_1_1: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr11/12_patientsafety/T12_2_6_1_1.html