T15_2_5_2_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_5.2_1
Admissions with perforated appendix per 1,000 admissions with appendicitis,a ages 1-17,b United States, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2007, and 2008
  20082007200520042000
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 290.65.2301.54.9308.94.7308.94.7303.44.2
Age0-4644.922.5606.919.9680.317.8595.620.6602.518.9
5-9348.111.5360.911.2367.611.0372.510.6355.58.8
10-14279.98.5281.27.6281.56.9294.27.4284.66.7
15-17193.47.2226.17.1235.67.6223.36.9234.36.8
GenderMale288.56.9304.26.5308.46.0315.06.1302.85.6
Female294.07.8297.77.4310.47.5300.27.3304.86.3
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)317.39.2322.28.3321.68.7344.98.1305.07.8
Second quartile301.68.6317.58.0303.27.9313.48.0315.87.4
Third quartile292.58.7301.79.3318.67.8311.28.2309.28.7
Fourth quartile (highest income)251.38.0264.88.1291.37.1263.47.3281.47.7
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan310.510.8302.57.9322.87.1313.37.1322.67.9
Large fringe metropolitan264.39.4297.710.2299.79.2266.98.4299.48.0
Medium metropolitan299.49.2305.811.3330.411.0351.211.2295.39.9
Small metropolitan286.312.8306.613.1286.514.3314.212.9309.312.9
Micropolitan292.911.8299.112.8281.911.1293.211.9271.012.3
Noncore260.715.6290.015.2270.313.7313.014.3294.713.7
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance270.45.8273.45.5286.65.1282.85.2288.24.9
Medicare232.857.9153.340.9DSUDSU261.872.9278.468.0
Medicaid317.38.7336.18.0340.78.1352.37.8335.18.3
Other insurance296.122.2311.820.5327.318.4280.118.3316.423.1
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge340.117.9365.217.0329.315.2347.517.7317.014.0
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast247.89.7257.69.6262.88.1275.39.2279.89.4
Midwest299.210.8304.710.4305.99.4294.68.9319.98.8
South297.49.1314.09.3315.97.5319.27.5304.17.0
West309.910.9314.68.6336.510.5330.59.6304.58.5
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit290.06.2294.85.8308.55.5303.95.4301.25.0
Private, for profit291.313.0312.112.7283.412.1309.913.2291.012.3
Public294.213.5329.512.3329.612.0340.012.3323.69.9
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching313.88.2324.58.3330.07.7324.67.0327.18.3
Nonteaching279.16.7284.85.7294.86.0298.26.4293.64.8
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan325.210.1307.37.6323.36.8317.77.0324.67.6
Large fringe metropolitan224.49.9298.012.7292.012.2253.28.5291.38.4
Medium metropolitan307.69.9304.311.8309.99.6336.39.6297.29.7
Small metropolitan266.412.7304.212.8324.219.2353.116.5313.112.3
Micropolitan268.012.1283.412.4268.911.9285.412.2260.211.7
Noncore270.721.2269.819.5248.119.8258.518.4297.617.6
Bed size of hospitalLess than 100260.210.7293.411.1262.110.1277.29.4280.39.5
100-299292.39.1279.26.8312.57.6314.87.4301.86.3
300-499266.59.4323.710.8299.19.0291.48.4304.29.3
500 or more331.810.9320.810.8351.711.4337.511.6332.210.2

a. Consistent with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Pediatric Quality Indicators (PDI) software, exclusions include transfers from other institutions and obstetric admissions.

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: 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_2_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_2_1.html