T15_2_5_1_1

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_5.1_1
Admissions with perforated appendix per 1,000 admissions with appendicitis,a age 18 and over,b United States, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2007, and 2008
  20082007200520042000
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 270.12.1280.02.2286.22.2293.82.2317.82.4
Age18-44192.72.9203.43.5206.93.4215.63.3229.83.5
45-64377.05.2390.85.0398.55.0401.04.9443.15.6
65 and over513.77.4517.07.3534.17.9543.17.8579.27.8
  65-69492.411.8483.811.9489.113.0487.413.1541.913.9
  70-74524.313.2495.514.2490.314.9549.715.3555.015.6
  75-79507.816.5535.115.8576.816.7557.616.3602.517.9
  80-84549.419.5546.118.6600.619.7608.319.2626.723.4
  85 and over529.822.9593.822.8604.624.1602.524.3679.726.2
GenderMale289.02.9303.33.1305.53.0313.13.1336.43.3
Female246.03.0249.23.0260.63.1267.93.1293.23.4
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)286.44.4300.04.5305.14.5313.94.7322.44.8
Second quartile281.34.1282.94.2292.84.4302.44.3321.84.4
Third quartile268.03.9283.44.1280.74.0291.04.4318.14.8
Fourth quartile (highest income)250.03.8257.03.9270.54.0272.53.8310.14.4
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan259.73.5276.33.9283.23.9291.84.0319.14.2
Large fringe metropolitan262.83.9269.04.2275.74.3282.84.2309.54.5
Medium metropolitan276.54.9274.74.9296.65.1295.05.2314.55.6
Small metropolitan282.47.4295.87.4291.77.7304.77.1341.58.1
Micropolitan286.06.8299.86.6296.26.8306.66.6317.57.6
Noncore301.38.9310.59.1291.58.7305.58.8317.68.6
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance256.23.1263.23.2270.33.4279.13.3303.43.7
Medicare282.914.1313.714.6331.417.1374.120.3368.918.1
Medicaid292.98.3300.99.0302.08.1327.69.2346.09.9
Other insurance290.710.6310.311.0291.011.6328.311.3361.111.6
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge307.69.2296.58.2332.08.4325.78.8338.610.0
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast249.44.7246.24.7254.14.3264.34.5289.55.0
Midwest283.64.7292.94.8295.25.0300.14.8324.55.3
South275.13.4288.93.7302.13.8307.43.9326.44.0
West268.34.1286.64.3286.94.5294.44.5321.94.7
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit267.82.4274.62.5279.62.5288.72.5314.42.8
Private, for profit257.05.5284.65.8290.55.7314.76.6314.46.7
Public301.36.1305.06.2316.05.9301.36.1335.36.1
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching264.73.9274.44.0281.04.2275.94.2311.54.7
Nonteaching272.42.4282.22.6288.42.6300.52.6320.02.7
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan263.03.4279.23.6281.43.7290.93.9315.84.1
Large fringe metropolitan256.84.1264.14.7276.54.7287.44.5311.94.7
Medium metropolitan278.84.8278.74.9299.55.1293.45.2319.95.6
Small metropolitan282.87.1297.77.0297.57.5317.36.8348.37.9
Micropolitan286.56.8292.96.4294.46.7295.46.8318.37.6
Noncore308.612.5308.612.7281.411.2289.411.4290.810.4
Bed size of hospitalLess than 100296.55.7287.75.8297.65.5293.65.6312.95.7
100-299263.53.1276.43.2283.43.3300.03.5320.23.5
300-499264.43.9279.44.2287.94.5290.14.2314.14.7
500 or more273.55.2284.95.8280.45.3283.85.5322.76.4

a. Consistent with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Prevention Quality Indicators (PQI) software, transfers from other institutions are excluded.

b. Rates are adjusted by age and gender using U.S. hospitalizations 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_5_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_5_1_1.html