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Admissions for bacterial pneumonia to Indian Health Service hospitals per 100,000 population in Indian Health Service areas
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), Prevention Quality Indicators.
220 Bacterial pneumonia admissions (excluding sickle cell or hemoglobin-S conditions and obstetric or neonatal admissions) to Indian Health Service hospitals per 100,000 population in Indian Health Service areas, United States, 2002.
Indian Health Service (IHS), National Patient Information Reporting System (NPIRS).
Population in Indian Health Service areas.
Non-maternal/non-neonatal discharges from Indian Health Service and contract hospitals with principal diagnosis of bacterial pneumonia, excluding sickle cell or hemoglobin-S conditions.
This measure is adapted from the AHRQ Prevention Quality Indicators where this measure is referred to as indicator 11. The ICD-9-CM codes used to identify discharges for uncontrolled diabetes are the same as AHRQ Prevention Quality Indicator 11 but the format of NPIRS did not allow for exclusion of transfers.
The numerator includes hospitalizations in IHS Service hospitals and contract hospitals with admission dates from January 1, 2002 to December 31, 2002 inclusive. Because of concerns about the quality of the data, hospitalizations from the California and Portland regions are deleted; the denominator is correspondingly reduced.
Data for the total is age-adjusted using a standard population provided by NCHS: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/statnt/statnt20.pdf (PDF Help).