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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 15_2_1.1_1
Potentially avoidable hospitalizations per 100,000 population for all conditions,a age 18 and over,b United States,� 2000, 2004, 2005, 2007, and 2008
  20082007200520042000
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 1433.532.71458.328.91562.133.11559.129.71656.928.6
Age18-44419.612.9423.810.9424.311.8418.210.0445.910.4
45-641205.831.81246.431.71295.832.01318.830.11353.029.0
65 and over5258.8117.45311.2106.15826.3126.45778.7114.66028.7113.8
  65-692570.959.52638.954.92844.661.42979.761.33009.956.5
  70-743587.478.33674.872.33970.985.14024.780.14270.980.0
  75-795086.4114.45224.9105.35752.6124.65798.2117.86129.9118.2
  80-847665.1178.67639.5163.98558.2192.68382.9174.59178.2188.3
  85 and over11422.3275.111407.4261.812710.8300.312113.4266.714040.3301.8
Gender  85 and over1414.832.11454.429.51551.832.81551.629.11691.129.0
Female1465.134.01477.729.31587.334.31584.731.41659.629.6
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)1945.875.51988.278.72089.776.32083.885.12559.198.6
Second quartile1486.852.21503.455.31598.059.71619.357.11751.259.0
Third quartile1248.356.81272.348.81375.952.71338.251.61404.757.6
Fourth quartile (highest income)1096.970.71075.764.81248.672.71193.569.11148.269.4
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan1527.4110.51506.5110.71606.4113.21591.5117.61750.3117.0
Large fringe metropolitan1388.4105.01375.0101.31484.1110.01482.2110.41708.6118.5
Medium metropolitan1244.9111.11300.0116.81439.3124.11324.6115.31270.2126.3
Small metropolitan1223.3133.71435.2156.81284.2149.71475.6158.71479.7158.1
Micropolitan1615.878.91613.981.21778.885.41868.991.21786.1106.8
Noncore1762.077.21772.176.32019.394.91966.394.02182.4100.8
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast1420.172.01456.869.21516.174.81536.578.51759.381.3
Midwest1457.648.91550.059.51584.050.11641.861.21564.759.1
South1645.771.21630.955.01815.969.81787.251.31888.643.3
West1067.541.31079.238.91153.449.31107.648.11260.552.0

a. Based on the 11 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Prevention Quality Indicators (PQIs) for angina, asthma, bacterial pneumonia, congestive heart failure, dehydration, diabetes, hypertension, and urinary tract infection. For consistency of longitudinal reporting, the modified overall composite does not include AHRQ PQI 5 for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease because it is affected by coding changes to the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision (ICD-9-CM).

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.

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: T15_2_1_1_1: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr11/15_efficiency/T15_2_1_1_1.html