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_5.3_1
Perforated appendixes per 1,000 admissions with appendicitis, age 18 and over, in Indian Health Service and tribal direct and contract hospitals and community hospitals,a United States, 2003-2009
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
TotalAge adjustedb353.41.1347.71.1402.71.1332.60.1355.80.1363.30.1384.40.1
65 and over555.695.6656.384.0583.382.2560.09.9428.68.4514.38.4560.09.9

a. Service population does not include the Portland and California regions.

b. The total estimates are age adjusted using the total U.S. population for 2000 as the U.S. standard population.

Key: SE: standard error.

Source: Indian Health Service, Office of Information Technology/National Patient Information Reporting System, National Data Warehouse, Workload and Population Data Mart.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: T15_2_5_3_1: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr11/15_efficiency/T15_2_5_3_1.html