T12_3_9_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_9.3
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with expected low mortality,a age 18 and over or obstetric admissions,b by State, 2000, 2004, 2007, and 2008
 2008200720042000
StateRateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total0.460.010.490.010.580.010.630.01
Arizona0.290.060.440.060.440.060.640.07
Arkansas0.770.080.590.080.680.07DNCDNC
California0.400.030.500.020.560.030.650.03
Colorado0.370.080.550.070.440.070.480.08
Connecticut0.300.070.270.070.430.070.530.08
Florida0.420.030.420.030.660.030.590.03
Georgia0.530.050.610.050.670.050.980.06
HawaiiDSUDSU0.660.140.940.140.530.15
Illinois0.470.040.440.030.480.030.540.04
Indiana0.400.050.510.050.630.06DNCDNC
Iowa0.340.090.560.080.770.081.290.08
Kansas0.510.080.670.080.430.080.890.08
Kentucky1.250.060.330.060.590.061.310.07
Louisiana0.480.06DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC
Maine0.430.110.430.11DNCDNC0.440.12
Maryland0.330.050.380.051.240.060.670.06
Massachusetts0.200.050.310.040.410.050.440.05
Minnesota0.320.060.230.060.300.05DNCDNC
Missouri0.480.050.420.050.540.050.570.06
NebraskaDSUDSU0.560.10DSUDSUDNCDNC
Nevada0.510.100.580.100.480.10DNCDNC
New Hampshire0.770.130.470.130.850.13DNCDNC
New Jersey0.350.040.550.040.650.040.870.05
New York0.560.030.510.030.630.030.830.03
North Carolina0.460.050.810.050.630.050.740.05
Ohio0.380.040.400.040.460.04DNCDNC
Oklahoma0.600.070.640.06DNCDNCDNCDNC
Oregon0.370.080.380.080.590.080.550.08
Rhode Island0.410.12DSUDSU0.490.12DNCDNC
South Carolina0.670.070.540.070.540.070.960.07
South DakotaDSUDSU0.550.140.640.14DNCDNC
Tennessee0.420.050.650.050.910.050.810.06
Utah0.680.120.750.120.660.120.820.12
VermontDSUDSUDSUDSU0.930.20DNCDNC
Virginia0.480.050.580.050.530.050.800.06
Washington0.470.070.380.060.510.070.530.07
West Virginia0.470.099.470.060.950.080.690.09
Wisconsin0.300.060.500.060.420.060.710.06
WyomingDSUDSU0.870.21DNCDNCDNCDNC

a. Consistent with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) software, admissions with expected low mortality are identified by Medicare Severity diagnosis-related group (MS-DRG) or DRG, depending on the date of discharge.� Excludes admissions with cancer, admissions in an immunocompromised state, or admissions involving a traumatic injury.

b. Rates are adjusted by age, gender, age-gender interactions, comorbidities, 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).

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

DNC - Data were not collected.

Key: SE: Standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) databases and AHRQ Quality Indicators, modified version 4.1.� State estimates are from the State Inpatient Databases (SID), and not all States participate in HCUP.� Estimates for the total United States are from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, which is drawn from the SID and weighted to give national estimates.

 

Page last reviewed March 2012
Internet Citation: T12_3_9_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_9_3.html