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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_1.2_2
Potentially avoidable hospitalizations per 100,000 population for acute conditions,a age 18 and over,b by race/ethnicity, United States, 2008
    Non-Hispanic  
  TotalWhiteBlackAPIHispanic, all races
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 620.78.3617.99.7707.929.8370.832.2536.234.3
Age18-44164.52.7165.53.1226.89.653.03.5129.47.2
45-64437.36.4424.57.0656.128.0164.312.2348.021.7
65 and over2,493.036.02,555.642.02,303.6103.61,552.1146.71,964.0136.8
  65-691,052.215.01,061.117.81,206.156.6525.142.0845.156.2
  70-741,572.922.51,566.626.61,769.478.7962.380.91,367.695.1
  75-792,358.034.32,365.639.62,292.8103.41,666.0157.02,130.3149.1
  80-843,732.157.23,748.164.93,299.7164.02,832.0293.43,635.7264.9
  85 and over5,922.896.46,029.6108.14,902.5240.34,983.9569.04,939.8375.7
GenderMale576.07.9578.59.1648.528.5340.132.6461.529.6
Female665.79.0659.310.5760.531.7395.432.7602.238.7
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)837.320.7895.724.0772.343.6574.675.2634.956.4
Second quartile617.915.1618.416.4660.537.7454.467.2521.942.4
Third quartile538.515.2533.715.7659.842.8345.340.4485.950.1
Fourth quartile (highest income)503.122.3502.723.1669.654.6290.631.5413.930.1
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan561.429.0525.931.1735.961.1351.741.0524.350.1
Large fringe metropolitan643.132.5637.633.4832.271.3284.347.5458.345.3
Medium metropolitan488.232.8482.832.9474.750.7373.4102.9532.493.6
Small metropolitan589.348.2574.247.3743.2105.1394.493.7579.1115.0
Micropolitan719.726.1722.427.5623.558.1DSUDSU774.8226.9
Noncore1,029.232.01,037.133.7926.983.1DSUDSU829.9143.7
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast613.620.6601.423.7666.866.4352.675.7548.662.3
Midwest646.017.7634.019.0882.7110.8DSUDSU288.336.1
South690.914.2701.516.6665.232.1426.358.9591.374.0
West483.414.9464.318.6712.575.1371.844.0521.340.6

a. Based on the three Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Prevention Quality Indicators (PQIs) for bacterial pneumonia, dehydration, and urinary tract infection.

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.

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

Key: API: Asian or Pacific Islander; SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, State Inpatient Databases, disparities analysis file, 2007, and AHRQ Quality Indicators, modified version 4.1. The analysis file is designed to provide national estimates on disparities using weighted records from a sample of hospitals from the following 31 States: Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

 

Current as of March 2012
Internet Citation: T15_2_1_2_2: 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_2_2.html