This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: https://info.ahrq.gov. Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information.
Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information.
Postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma with surgical drainage or evacuation per 1,000 surgical discharges.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Patient Safety Indicators (PSI).
142 Postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma with surgical drainage or evacuation, not verifiable as following surgery, per 1,000 surgical discharges, United States, 2002, by
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), State Inpatient Databases, disparities analysis file.
Inpatient hospital surgical discharges, excluding obstetrical admissions.
Subset of the denominator meeting the following criteria:
- Secondary diagnosis indicating postoperative hemorrhage or postoperative hematoma
- Secondary procedure indicating postoperative control of hemorrhage or drainage of hematoma
Procedure code for postoperative control of hemorrhage or hematoma not verified as following surgery.
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 version 2.1, revision 2, of the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators software. This measure is referred to as indicator 9 in the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators software documentation. More information about the AHRQ Quality Indicators is available at http://www.qualityindicators.ahrq.gov.