T15_2_5_1_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_5.1_3
Admissions with perforated appendix per 1,000 admissions with appendicitis,a age 18 and over,b by State, 2000, 2004, 2007, and 2008
 2008200720042000
StateRateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total270.12.1280.02.2293.82.2317.82.4
Arizona257.95.6270.25.6272.06.1309.67.2
Arkansas311.211.4331.911.6337.411.5DNCDNC
California263.92.5267.82.5289.22.6321.72.9
Colorado337.49.3323.58.2308.27.6313.27.6
Connecticut223.67.0232.37.2245.07.6273.88.7
Florida257.43.3253.83.3278.53.6319.44.3
Georgia340.07.0320.96.6323.96.8319.26.9
Hawaii232.412.1253.812.6249.212.7254.113.7
Illinois275.34.6276.54.5295.24.5310.84.9
Indiana340.28.4369.08.2356.18.0DNCDNC
Iowa361.012.2352.211.7337.710.6330.510.4
Kansas325.212.0324.112.0312.811.1331.312.1
Kentucky322.09.5323.49.0342.69.5333.79.8
Louisiana254.28.8DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC
Maine261.214.0287.413.6DNCDNC302.415.6
Maryland286.56.5318.46.7342.07.3364.98.4
Massachusetts233.75.6245.85.7261.05.9277.86.7
Michigan287.65.4282.05.2296.55.3299.45.6
Minnesota243.66.2248.36.3264.96.5DNCDNC
Missouri296.47.2288.66.9311.76.8334.67.9
Nebraska330.016.0336.914.5313.615.2DNCDNC
Nevada278.99.2292.19.7321.810.9DNCDNC
New Hampshire316.116.4286.515.4282.215.7DNCDNC
New Jersey236.94.5251.34.8273.65.0314.85.7
New York259.33.4254.63.3262.63.4281.03.8
North Carolina315.86.4306.36.2304.86.2330.06.9
Ohio309.75.6296.75.4301.55.3DNCDNC
Oklahoma241.88.2293.78.6DNCDNCDNCDNC
Oregon283.08.4274.37.9288.18.2321.39.0
Pennsylvania267.24.3DNCDNCDNCDNC303.64.8
Rhode Island259.214.5268.414.9273.315.2DNCDNC
South Carolina289.08.5264.57.8280.28.4314.89.6
South Dakota363.227.9354.024.2352.821.4DNCDNC
Tennessee343.58.5321.68.2335.47.9348.38.4
Texas275.03.5281.23.5296.84.5320.64.4
Utah350.613.0340.711.7286.610.6315.511.1
Vermont305.024.4255.021.7240.319.7DNCDNC
Virginia303.16.5289.06.3278.76.1318.26.7
Washington266.16.0278.26.0308.26.7314.47.0
West Virginia263.712.0285.812.9305.413.4344.213.5
Wisconsin280.06.8277.46.4284.26.5333.27.3
Wyoming248.222.2319.722.7DNCDNCDNCDNC

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.

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_5_1_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_5_1_3.html