T6_2_3_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 6_2_3.4
Obstetric traumaa per 1,000 instrument-assisted vaginal deliveries,b by income, United States, 2000-2008
    Median income of patient's ZIP Code
  TotalFirst quartile (lowest income)Second quartileThird quartile�Fourth quartile (highest income)
Data year RateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Data year2008146.63.0127.04.4142.44.0151.04.4161.34.9
 2007143.73.1117.04.1133.44.0145.24.5176.45.1
 2006154.22.5124.14.0141.93.9160.33.8186.74.7
 2005160.42.6132.94.0153.84.1170.44.1181.64.7
 2004171.72.7138.54.0164.04.1178.14.2196.94.8
 2003176.93.1145.74.7159.84.1176.84.1214.25.3
 2002180.02.6146.34.0167.34.0189.54.2203.15.0
 2001188.12.8154.74.2177.93.9189.44.2221.05.1
 2000197.23.1165.24.9187.34.1203.54.1223.15.3

a. Consistent with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) software, obstetric trauma must involve 3rd or 4th degree lacerations.

b. Rates are adjusted by age 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.

 

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Internet Citation: T6_2_3_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/nhqrdr11/6_maternalchildhealth/T6_2_3_4.html