T14_4_2_1a

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 14_4_2.1a
Adult hospital readmission for congestive heart failure,a by age and State, 2008
 TotalAges 18-6465 and over
StatePercentPercentPercent
All reporting States21.221.421.1
Arkansas21.620.422.1
California21.222.220.9
Florida21.522.621.1
Hawaii18.814.920.6
Louisiana20.020.419.8
Massachusetts22.821.923.0
Missouri21.722.321.4
Nebraska16.915.517.3
New Hampshire17.721.716.9
New York22.622.322.7
South Carolina18.818.818.8
Tennessee21.421.221.5
Utah13.916.013.2
Virginia20.519.620.8
Washington18.519.418.3

a. Rehospitalizations are defined as admissions to any hospital in that State with any principal or secondary diagnosis of congestive heart failure (CHF) within 30 days of the discharge date of an index CHF admission.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, State Inpatient Sample, and AHRQ Quality Indicators, modified version 4.1.

 

Page last reviewed March 2012
Internet Citation: T14_4_2_1a: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr11/14_patientcenteredness/T14_4_2_1a.html