Table 2Change in inpatient risk-adjusted mortality rates for selected diagnoses by patient characteristics, 2000–2007

Acute Myocardial InfarctionCongestive Heart FailurePneumoniaStroke
National Total−36%−49%−45%−26%
Age
 18–44 years−22%−37%−48%−25%
 45–64 years−30%−46%−44%−28%
 65+ years−36%−48%−45%−25%
Gender
 Male−37%−52%−46%−29%
 Female−39%−46%−47%−24%
Urban/Rural Location
 Large central metropolitan−37%−49%−46%−25%
 Large fringe metropolitan−37%−52%−51%−29%
 Medium metropolitan−38%−56%−47%−30%
 Small metropolitan−37%−47%−48%−23%
 Micropolitan−32%−40%−40%−22%
 Not metropolitan or micropolitan−34%−37%−29%−26%
Region
 Northeast−33%−44%−42%−26%
 Midwest−44%−55%−50%−30%
 South−35%−49%−44%−27%
 West−32%−45%−43%−21%

Source: AHRQ, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample, 2000 and 2007

From: Trends in Hospital Risk-Adjusted Mortality for Select Diagnoses by Patient Subgroups, 2000–2007

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