T15_2_5_1_4

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_4
Perforated appendixes per 1,000 admissions with appendicitis,a age 18 and over,b by income, United States, 2000-2008
    Median income of patient's ZIP Code
  TotalFirst quartile (lowest income)Second quartileThird quartileFourth quartile (highest income)
Data year RateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Data year2008270.12.1286.44.4281.34.1268.03.9250.03.8
 2007280.02.2300.04.5282.94.2283.44.1257.03.9
 2006286.32.2311.14.6292.64.2282.44.1265.13.9
 2005286.22.2305.14.5292.84.4280.74.0270.54.0
 2004293.82.2313.94.7302.44.3291.04.4272.53.8
 2003303.12.3324.05.0322.54.4296.64.0274.94.1
 2002302.92.3326.84.7303.44.4297.44.2287.94.5
 2001307.12.3321.04.9319.44.5309.14.5284.74.1
 2000317.82.4322.44.8321.84.4318.14.8310.14.4

a. 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.

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.

 

Current as of March 2012
Internet Citation: T15_2_5_1_4: 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_4.html