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_4_1.2
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with abdominal aortic aneurysm repair,a age 18 and over,b by race/ethnicity, United States, 2008
  TotalWhiteBlackAPIHispanic, all races
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 49.40.949.
65 and over53.
  85 and over104.23.9105.54.1DSUDSUDSUDSU171.228.0
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)45.81.847.
Second quartile50.81.750.71.844.08.4DSUDSUDSUDSU
Third quartile52.51.852.11.950.19.9DSUDSU64.29.1
Fourth quartile (highest income)47.91.947.22.055.916.048.58.392.315.3
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan47.31.848.
Large fringe metropolitan52.51.850.91.950.28.6DSUDSU82.211.9
Medium metropolitan51.
Small metropolitan51.32.851.43.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance43.32.443.72.639.09.5DSUDSU70.611.4
Other insurance67.59.072.410.0DSUDSU402.787.4DSUDSU
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge45.76.838.08.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast53.01.952.02.0DSUDSU77.515.990.615.1
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit48.
Private, for profit56.62.758.52.939.510.6DSUDSUDSUDSU
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching47.31.446.91.634.75.645.
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan45.71.545.51.738.85.543.28.854.76.9
Large fringe metropolitan56.
Medium metropolitan45.51.746.01.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Small metropolitan53.92.654.92.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Bed size of hospitalLess than 10056.84.658.04.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
500 or more46.81.747.31.824.26.2DSUDSU64.28.3

a. Consistent with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Inpatient Quality Indicators (IQI) software, excluding obstetric admissions and transfers to another hospital.

b. Rates are adjusted by age, gender, age-gender interactions, major diagnostic category (MDC), and all patient refined-diagnosis related group (APR-DRG) risk of mortality score.� When reporting is by age, the adjustment is by gender, MDC, and APR-DRG risk of mortality score; when reporting is by gender, the adjustment is by age, MDC, and APR-DRG risk of mortality score.� The AHRQ IQI software was modified to not use the present on admission (POA) indicators (or estimates of the likelihood of POA for secondary diagnosis).

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: API: Asian or Pacific Islander; SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, State Inpatient Databases, disparities analysis file, 2007, and AHRQ Quality Indicators, modified version 4.1. The analysis file is designed to provide national estimates on disparities using weighted records from a sample of hospitals from the following 31 States: Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.


Current as of March 2012
Internet Citation: T2_4_1_2: 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_4_1_2.html