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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_1.3_3
Potentially avoidable hospitalizations per 100,000 population for chronic conditions,a age 18 and over,b by State, 2000, 2004, 2007, and 2008
 2008200720042000
StateRateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total795.420.1808.818.6872.819.0942.818.1
Arizona587.23.4574.83.5625.23.8655.04.3
Arkansas880.76.1920.76.21,022.06.6DNCDNC
California618.91.5614.01.5666.21.6735.41.8
Colorado458.14.3470.23.8490.94.0504.44.1
Connecticut690.34.9670.14.7709.65.0714.75.0
Florida800.42.2801.02.2866.52.3908.02.5
Georgia869.03.6908.63.8982.84.1977.14.1
Hawaii503.16.7545.97.6592.97.5659.08.4
Illinois896.53.0906.23.0970.23.11,024.43.2
Indiana844.14.2837.14.1890.34.3DNCDNC
Iowa563.74.6569.14.6581.94.7669.15.1
Kansas679.55.8698.55.9782.06.2836.66.6
Kentucky940.55.51,024.65.61,121.65.81,175.96.4
Louisiana1,174.56.7DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC
Maine568.76.8562.66.8DNCDNC806.08.6
Maryland979.44.6977.54.7840.94.4935.24.8
Massachusetts754.93.7771.73.8758.83.7775.63.8
Michigan850.23.2834.53.2896.03.3979.33.5
Minnesota535.03.9579.24.1615.14.3DNCDNC
Missouri820.04.1844.84.2922.94.4883.24.6
Nebraska541.76.3540.56.2572.16.8DNCDNC
Nevada697.96.0691.76.1761.66.9DNCDNC
New Hampshire528.66.9532.57.0567.47.4DNCDNC
New Jersey876.93.4917.63.6980.13.71,079.33.9
New York893.42.3907.82.4975.12.5984.82.5
North Carolina801.33.3841.23.5908.03.7962.54.0
Oklahoma800.95.2854.65.5DNCDNCDNCDNC
Oregon456.04.0466.23.9471.04.0513.94.3
Pennsylvania938.93.0DNCDNCDNCDNC1,082.33.2
Rhode Island748.28.9734.58.7764.88.9DNCDNC
South Carolina856.54.9903.45.1987.86.11,114.16.6
South Dakota548.910.7575.910.6660.611.5DNCDNC
Tennessee914.24.5979.44.81,049.84.71,014.54.7
Texas823.92.5870.12.6945.73.3985.73.4
Utah339.04.7365.84.9435.15.7435.35.8
Vermont391.58.6395.68.7460.99.4DNCDNC
Virginia718.13.4730.33.5806.43.8929.44.2
Washington451.73.0476.83.1474.63.2513.13.4
West Virginia943.47.51,001.67.71,217.98.81,316.38.9
Wisconsin586.03.6571.63.5628.63.7705.14.0
Wyoming541.211.7559.812.0DNCDNCDNCDNC

a. Based on the eight Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Prevention Quality Indicators (PQIs) for angina, asthma, congestive heart failure, diabetes, and hypertension.� 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.

 

Page last reviewed March 2012
Internet Citation: T15_2_1_3_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_3_3.html