T2_3_4_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 2_3_4.1
Admissions for congestive heart failurea per 100,000 population,b age 18 and over, United States, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2007, and 2008
  20082007200520042000
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 369.79.1382.48.8421.99.5440.09.8495.09.9
Age18-4429.71.533.21.633.01.534.11.535.61.5
45-64251.08.1269.19.5283.28.4307.89.3342.19.6
65 and over1,756.743.71,781.240.31,981.747.02,038.046.82,221.947.6
  65-69739.320.0769.120.9863.421.0947.923.61,068.424.4
  70-741,107.228.51,149.927.71,278.631.61,362.233.21,543.634.1
  75-791,679.542.61,717.441.21,946.646.82,056.751.42,302.452.3
  80-842,652.370.62,656.165.62,978.675.93,077.075.23,484.483.4
  85 and over4,190.3116.34,181.4107.84,629.5126.54,448.8117.85,112.6126.1
GenderMale430.410.9440.110.5479.511.1494.811.3547.211.4
Female325.48.0339.57.7378.28.6399.49.2458.29.3
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)490.320.8511.422.7557.222.1576.026.3735.530.7
Second quartile373.713.9388.315.7419.416.1450.317.3520.518.8
Third quartile327.415.7335.913.8377.815.3384.116.0426.319.0
Fourth quartile (highest income)299.220.0296.018.6349.121.1347.121.4355.022.3
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan411.330.5401.531.9445.532.5452.835.3532.937.0
Large fringe metropolitan372.228.9378.028.9416.731.9437.334.9537.939.6
Medium metropolitan316.229.1351.833.6392.135.1378.334.4385.840.0
Small metropolitan310.635.7371.042.9339.140.7423.048.8450.550.7
Micropolitan396.921.3388.521.4451.623.6505.326.9501.532.7
Noncore389.418.7408.019.1487.326.1485.024.8554.926.8
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast364.920.6374.220.5404.722.9416.025.0540.227.6
Midwest370.013.6408.418.6429.415.1467.020.3451.521.0
South428.619.2436.016.8498.519.3516.717.6577.215.4
West270.812.5269.510.7295.913.5300.114.9353.416.8

a. Consistent with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Prevention Quality Indicators (PQI) software, congestive heart failure must be the principal diagnosis and exclusions include the following: admissions with cardiac procedures and transfers from other institutions.

b. Rates are adjusted by age and gender using the total U.S. resident population 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.

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: T2_3_4_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/nhqrdr11/2_heartdiseases/T2_3_4_1.html