T15_2_1_1_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 15_2_1.1_3
Potentially avoidable hospitalizations per 100,000 population for all conditions,a age 18 and over,b by State, 2000, 2004, 2007, and 2008
 2008200720042000
StateRateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total1,433331,458291,559301,65729
Arizona1,08151,07551,19651,1996
Arkansas1,77981,82391,9609DNCDNC
California1,09821,09621,20021,3172
Colorado9416966595969826
Connecticut1,24861,26161,32571,3007
Florida1,32131,33531,42931,4963
Georgia1,50451,59951,75951,7795
Hawaii854993491,067101,13611
Illinois1,59341,63241,70841,7774
Indiana1,59461,58051,6476DNCDNC
Iowa1,25871,24371,22571,3297
Kansas1,49581,50681,58391,6399
Kentucky1,89882,05782,17582,2829
Louisiana2,1079DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC
Maine1,09391,1019DNCDNC1,46511
Maryland1,54061,51961,39961,5496
Massachusetts1,39651,46951,44451,4645
Michigan1,40841,41741,51241,6244
Minnesota1,07751,15161,1926DNCDNC
Missouri1,56161,60461,73761,6416
Nebraska1,25491,24191,20610DNCDNC
Nevada1,23481,23581,3519DNCDNC
New Hampshire1,054101,058101,09110DNCDNC
New Jersey1,44241,51951,62951,7465
New York1,43631,48731,61731,6413
North Carolina1,38441,49051,62251,6875
Oklahoma1,67871,7598DNCDNCDNCDNC
Oregon8905904593169736
Pennsylvania1,5864DNCDNCDNCDNC1,8164
Rhode Island1,386121,383121,43012DNCDNC
South Carolina1,49161,61071,73681,9389
South Dakota1,434181,440171,52018DNCDNC
Tennessee1,79161,93172,05362,0016
Texas1,50541,63141,72051,7795
Utah7557821795389489
Vermont934139231396413DNCDNC
Virginia1,24341,27951,41151,6225
Washington8454902490349835
West Virginia1,844101,904102,258122,36812
Wisconsin1,10951,11651,18051,2735
Wyoming1,260171,28118DNCDNCDNCDNC

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 International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision (ICD-9-CM) coding changes.

b. Rates are adjusted by age and gender using the total U.S. resident population for 2000 as the U.S. standard population.

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.

 

Current as of March 2012
Internet Citation: T15_2_1_1_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/nhqrdr11/15_efficiency/T15_2_1_1_3.html