T12_3_9_4

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_9.4
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with expected low mortality,a age 18 and overb or obstetric admissions, 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 year20080.460.010.580.010.460.020.400.020.360.02
 20070.490.010.580.010.440.020.440.020.460.02
 20060.500.010.510.010.570.020.440.020.440.02
 20050.540.010.560.010.570.020.550.020.470.02
 20040.580.010.540.010.600.020.610.020.580.02
 20030.620.010.570.010.690.020.650.020.560.02
 20020.630.010.690.010.620.020.580.020.610.02
 20010.650.010.690.020.730.020.560.020.580.02
 20000.630.010.660.020.690.020.640.020.520.02

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.� Admissions for cancer, an immunocompromised state, or a traumatic injury are excluded.

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).

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_9_4: 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_4.html