T12_3_5_2_1

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.

Table 12_3_5.2_1
Admissions for iatrogenic pneumothoraxa per 100,000 population,b age 18 and over, United States, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2007, and 2008
  20082007200520042000
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 8.10.37.50.38.10.38.10.38.60.3
Age18-442.20.12.10.12.30.12.00.12.40.1
45-647.70.47.40.46.90.37.40.47.70.4
65 and over28.11.225.71.028.91.129.31.029.41.1
  65-6919.31.216.51.018.41.117.51.017.01.1
  70-7423.41.522.41.323.91.425.11.424.71.4
  75-7931.12.130.11.932.61.834.21.832.91.8
  80-8439.02.434.72.341.62.544.02.443.22.6
  85 and over39.92.435.32.340.52.838.32.648.63.0
GenderMale7.70.47.00.37.50.37.40.37.80.3
Female8.50.48.10.38.60.38.80.39.30.4
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)9.10.78.70.68.60.58.60.510.20.6
Second quartile7.90.56.80.47.50.48.20.59.10.5
Third quartile7.90.57.40.48.40.57.80.48.40.5
Fourth quartile (highest income)7.60.67.40.68.00.67.90.67.30.6
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan8.00.77.70.77.90.67.70.68.30.6
Large fringe metropolitan8.40.77.70.78.60.78.50.810.20.9
Medium metropolitan7.70.87.50.87.80.88.00.87.60.9
Small metropolitan8.31.17.20.96.50.98.01.08.71.0
Micropolitan8.50.87.50.78.70.78.40.78.30.7
Noncore7.60.97.60.79.20.88.70.87.90.7
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast7.71.08.40.78.00.67.20.79.00.7
Midwest8.50.77.00.68.00.67.80.68.20.6
South8.40.57.90.58.70.69.20.58.80.5
West7.50.66.80.57.10.57.40.68.20.6

a. Consistent with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) software, admissions are identified using all diagnoses, including those present on admission. Exclusions include obstetric admissions and admissions with chest trauma, pleural effusion, thoracic surgery, lung/pleural biopsy, diaphragmatic surgery repair, or cardiac surgery.

b. Rates are adjusted by age and gender using the total U.S. resident population for 2000 as the U.S. 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, modified version 4.1.

 

Page last reviewed March 2012
Internet Citation: T12_3_5_2_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_3_5_2_1.html