T8_2_7_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 8_2_7.4
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with pneumonia,a age 18 and over,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 year200835.480.1738.540.3135.830.3233.200.3533.210.37
 200739.680.1841.920.3339.740.3637.860.3838.160.41
 200643.870.1846.150.3445.830.3640.390.3842.120.40
 200547.960.1849.670.3349.200.3445.740.3646.560.38
 200453.700.1855.980.3353.370.3452.830.3951.660.39
 200358.180.1758.130.3258.940.3357.150.3558.420.39
 200264.480.1865.760.3164.380.3561.490.3666.250.41
 200169.210.1870.360.3369.530.3568.550.3967.680.41
 200071.610.1869.700.3371.040.3472.020.4074.750.39

a. Consistent with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Inpatient Quality Indicators (IQI) software, pneumonia must be the principal diagnosis.� Obstetric admissions and transfers to other hospitals are excluded.

b. Rates are adjusted by age, gender, age-gender interactions, major diagnostic category (MDC), all patient refined-diagnosis related group (APR-DRG) risk of mortality score, and transfers into the hospital.� 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).

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: T8_2_7_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/nhqrdr11/8_respiratorydiseases/T8_2_7_4.html