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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Complications of Hospital Care

Selected infections due to medical care per 1000 discharges

Measure Source

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Patient Safety Indicators (PSI).

Tables

101 Selected infections due to medical care per 1000 discharges, United States, 2001, by

  • Race/ethnicity

Data Source

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, State Inpatient Databases, disparities analysis file.

Denominator

All medical and surgical hospital discharges, excluding immunocompromised and cancer patients and neonates.

Numerator

All medical and surgical hospital discharges with any secondary diagnosis of infection (ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 999.3 or 996.62,) excluding immunocompromised or cancer patients.

Comments

Rates are adjusted by age, gender, age-gender interactions, comorbidities, and DRG clusters. When reporting is by age, the adjustment is by gender, comorbidities, and DRG clusters; when reporting is by gender, the adjustment is by age, comorbidities, and DRG clusters.

The disparities analysis file, created specifically for this report to provide national estimates on disparities, consists of weighted records from a sample of hospitals from the following 22 states that participate in HCUP and have high quality race/ethnicity data: AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, KS, MD, MA, MI, MO, NJ, NY, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, and WI.

This table was created using the version 2.1, revision 1 of the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators software. This measure is referred to as indicator 7 in the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators software documentation. More information about the AHRQ Quality Indicators is available at http://www.qualityindicators.ahrq.gov

 

 

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