T15_2_5_1_2

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_2
Admissions with perforated appendix per 1,000 admissions with appendicitis,a age 18 and over,b by race/ethnicity, United States, 2008
    Non-Hispanic  
  TotalWhiteBlackAPIHispanic, all races
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 279.21.6275.71.9298.25.9261.97.3271.94.0
Age18-44200.72.5192.52.9219.77.1200.39.6217.04.9
45-64392.43.8404.24.4401.712.5342.215.2327.79.7
65 and over517.95.5520.96.1544.221.6514.925.2459.518.5
  65-69489.09.0483.210.1563.235.5499.241.8468.430.2
  70-74508.59.9519.611.2524.441.8438.443.5396.338.2
  75-79527.712.2537.913.4480.047.5631.049.2444.044.7
  80-84556.113.8550.715.2557.067.7553.557.0674.864.7
  85 and over576.516.8581.518.0635.679.4549.3102.2418.688.2
GenderMale301.62.3295.52.7312.88.3301.310.6307.05.7
Female250.62.3250.42.7279.08.2212.79.7228.95.8
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)301.23.3293.14.2325.99.6296.921.0291.77.1
Second quartile288.33.1287.43.7292.912.0276.917.1272.28.1
Third quartile276.83.1277.53.7285.713.1254.014.3260.47.8
Fourth quartile (highest income)254.32.9253.73.4259.713.6251.910.7242.98.6
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan276.52.8268.23.8300.28.9263.69.9273.75.6
Large fringe metropolitan258.92.9256.83.4270.810.3265.615.5245.08.7
Medium metropolitan292.43.9290.84.5312.816.8247.318.8286.09.5
Small metropolitan302.95.8293.06.2346.121.5251.338.2320.417.4
Micropolitan280.05.2279.85.6348.227.0255.833.1231.818.4
Noncore311.16.5306.97.0323.132.7311.029.2299.323.7
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance261.52.4263.52.8274.68.6239.99.2228.57.0
Medicare324.913.3333.318.6293.931.6196.623.9285.425.7
Medicaid296.96.1316.69.1306.916.0283.122.4274.510.0
Other insurance326.58.6303.111.0300.823.5351.832.9301.311.9
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge320.56.4327.88.9314.212.9274.121.1307.310.5
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast254.23.4257.83.9283.712.8238.815.3199.79.2
Midwest295.03.9292.54.2301.515.2239.929.9285.219.2
South285.22.7279.03.3313.98.2293.518.0279.56.7
West279.63.1270.64.1263.115.7255.39.7287.56.0
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit276.41.9276.02.2294.67.0256.78.8252.84.9
Private, for profit270.34.1264.15.0273.014.0259.321.4286.99.4
Public303.54.6289.26.2337.715.6272.815.9311.89.1
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching278.83.1275.34.1308.89.7267.611.9262.16.6
Nonteaching279.31.9275.92.2291.57.3257.09.2277.55.0
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan276.52.8267.23.6297.59.0265.49.9274.65.5
Large fringe metropolitan257.13.1255.43.7271.310.5258.315.4240.39.0
Medium metropolitan294.53.9294.74.5316.316.7248.718.9283.39.4
Small metropolitan303.25.8292.56.1362.720.0245.437.1327.518.4
Micropolitan285.35.1285.85.6342.528.8232.530.2237.017.2
Noncore301.28.3295.98.7194.033.0292.332.6284.533.2
Bed size of hospitalLess than 100290.04.1290.34.6286.922.3261.926.6277.114.3
100-299273.32.5270.92.9280.59.1250.110.6269.26.2
300-499276.53.1268.73.8315.410.6255.012.4276.67.5
500 or more287.64.0283.65.0304.612.3301.319.3271.38.5

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.

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.

 

Page last reviewed March 2012
Internet Citation: T15_2_5_1_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_5_1_2.html