Table T3_3_1_8-4

2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

This appendix provides detailed data tables for all measures analyzed for the 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. Tables are included for measures discussed in the main text of the reports as well as for other measures that were examined but not included in the main text.
Table 3_3_1_8.4
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with expected low mortality,a age 18 and over or obstetric admissions,b by income, United States, 2000–2009
    Median income of patient's ZIP Code
  TotalFirst quartile (lowest income)Second quartileThird quartile Fourth quartile (highest income)
Data year RateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Data year20090.460.010.510.010.510.020.390.020.390.02
 20080.460.010.580.010.460.020.400.020.360.02
 20070.490.010.580.010.440.020.440.020.460.02
 20060.500.010.510.010.570.020.440.020.440.02
 20050.540.010.560.010.570.020.550.020.470.02
 20040.580.010.540.010.600.020.610.020.580.02
 20030.620.010.570.010.690.020.650.020.560.02
 20020.630.010.690.010.620.020.580.020.610.02
 20010.650.010.690.020.730.020.560.020.580.02
 20000.630.010.660.020.690.020.640.020.520.02

a Consistent with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) software, admissions with expected low mortality are identified by Medicare severity diagnosis-related group (MS-DRG) or DRG, depending on the date of discharge. Excludes admissions with cancer, admissions in an immunocompromised state, or admissions involving a traumatic injury.

b Rates are adjusted by age, gender, age-gender interactions, comorbidities, DRG, and transfers into the hospital. The AHRQ PSI 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.

Page last reviewed June 2013
Internet Citation: Table T3_3_1_8-4: 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. June 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr12/3_patientsafety/T3_3_1_8-4.html