T15_2_1_2_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_1.2_3
Potentially avoidable hospitalizations per 100,000 population for acute conditions,a age 18 and over,b by State, 2000, 2004, 2007, and 2008
 2008200720042000
StateRateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total638.113.9649.612.2686.412.4714.212.3
Arizona494.03.2500.63.2571.33.6544.14.0
Arkansas898.06.0902.16.1938.66.3DNCDNC
California479.51.3481.71.3534.31.5581.31.6
Colorado483.34.5496.04.0468.44.0477.74.1
Connecticut557.84.4591.44.4615.94.7585.54.5
Florida520.71.8534.21.8563.01.9588.02.0
Georgia634.73.2690.63.4776.63.7802.23.8
Hawaii351.05.6387.65.9474.67.0477.57.5
Illinois696.22.7725.82.7737.72.7752.72.8
Indiana750.54.0742.63.9756.93.9DNCDNC
Iowa694.45.0673.64.9643.54.9660.15.0
Kansas815.66.3808.26.3801.16.3802.96.5
Kentucky957.45.51,033.05.71,053.15.61,106.96.2
Louisiana932.56.0DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC
Maine523.96.5538.56.6DNCDNC659.27.8
Maryland561.13.6541.23.5558.43.7614.34.0
Massachusetts641.33.4697.33.6685.63.5688.63.6
Michigan558.12.7582.22.7616.32.8645.12.9
Minnesota541.63.9572.04.0576.94.2DNCDNC
Missouri740.93.9759.74.0814.24.1758.64.2
Nebraska712.17.2700.47.1634.27.2DNCDNC
Nevada536.25.4542.95.5589.16.2DNCDNC
New Hampshire525.36.9525.56.9524.07.2DNCDNC
New Jersey564.92.8601.52.9649.33.0667.13.1
New York542.71.8578.91.9641.72.0656.02.1
North Carolina583.02.9648.83.1714.43.3725.13.5
Oklahoma876.85.5904.75.6DNCDNCDNCDNC
Oregon433.63.8437.93.8460.34.0458.74.0
Pennsylvania647.02.5DNCDNCDNCDNC734.02.6
Rhode Island638.08.1648.88.2665.88.2DNCDNC
South Carolina635.04.3706.94.6748.75.3824.65.8
South Dakota885.115.4864.114.2859.314.1DNCDNC
Tennessee877.34.5952.14.91,002.94.6986.74.7
Texas680.92.5760.92.7774.33.3793.53.4
Utah416.35.3455.25.6518.46.2512.36.4
Vermont542.59.9527.49.8502.99.8DNCDNC
Virginia525.23.0548.73.1604.93.3692.83.7
Washington393.62.8425.52.9428.83.0469.63.2
West Virginia900.97.3902.37.31,039.78.11,051.38.1
Wisconsin522.63.3544.53.4551.13.5567.93.6
Wyoming719.213.3721.013.5DNCDNCDNCDNC

a. Based on the three Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Preventiom 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.

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_2_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_2_3.html