T12_3_5_2_3

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_3
Admissions for iatrogenic pneumothoraxa per 100,000 population,b age 18 and over, by income, United States, 2000-2008
    Median income of patient's ZIP Code
  TotalFirst quartile (lowest income)Second quartileThird quartileFourth quartile (highest income)
Data year RateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Data year20088.10.39.10.77.90.57.90.57.60.6
 20077.50.38.70.66.80.47.40.47.40.6
 20067.90.38.50.58.10.57.50.47.90.6
 20058.10.38.60.57.50.48.40.58.00.6
 20048.10.38.60.58.20.57.80.47.90.6
 20037.70.38.60.68.20.47.40.47.00.5
 20028.60.39.10.58.80.58.40.58.30.7
 20018.10.38.00.58.50.57.30.48.90.7
 20008.60.310.20.69.10.58.40.57.30.6

a. Consistent with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) software, admissions are identified using all diagnosis, including those present on admission. Excludes obstetric admissions and admissions with chest trauma, pleural effusion, thoracic surgery, lung or 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.

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_3: 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_3.html