T12_3_5_2_2

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_2
Admissions for iatrogenic pneumothoraxa per 100,000 population,b age 18 and over, by race/ethnicity, United States, 2008
    Non-Hispanic  
  TotalWhiteBlackAPIHispanic, all races
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 8.00.28.20.29.70.85.30.74.50.4
Age18-442.00.12.10.12.40.21.10.31.10.2
45-647.50.37.70.310.21.13.40.63.90.5
65 and over28.60.829.10.931.22.820.82.915.71.5
  65-6919.20.819.50.922.32.810.12.312.42.0
  70-7422.40.922.71.129.53.811.13.311.52.2
  75-7932.51.432.41.634.44.333.26.720.13.4
  80-8441.62.042.52.243.26.034.19.419.14.1
  85 and over40.41.840.12.040.46.746.210.627.25.5
GenderMale7.60.27.50.39.80.95.90.94.80.5
Female8.40.28.80.39.60.85.00.74.40.4
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)9.50.410.00.510.31.26.11.35.00.6
Second quartile7.70.37.80.310.41.15.71.24.00.5
Third quartile7.80.38.00.48.21.04.51.14.60.6
Fourth quartile (highest income)7.30.47.50.48.71.35.50.93.90.6
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan7.90.58.00.611.61.74.30.74.50.5
Large fringe metropolitan8.80.59.10.610.21.34.21.03.70.6
Medium metropolitan7.50.67.60.77.11.0DSUDSU5.00.9
Small metropolitan7.20.67.20.68.11.5DSUDSUDSUDSU
Micropolitan7.80.57.90.56.41.2DSUDSUDSUDSU
Noncore8.70.68.80.77.01.5DSUDSUDSUDSU
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast7.80.47.70.510.01.5DSUDSU3.90.7
Midwest9.00.68.70.615.03.7DSUDSUDSUDSU
South8.10.38.40.48.00.64.71.34.50.7
West7.00.47.40.58.71.55.91.05.20.5

a. Consistent with theAgency 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.

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, modified version 4.1. The analysis file is designed to provide national estimates on disparities using weighted records from a sample of hospitals from the following 31 States: Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

 

Current as of March 2012
Internet Citation: T12_3_5_2_2: 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_2.html