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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma with surgical drainage or evacuation per 1,000 surgical discharges.

Measure Source

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

Table

142 Postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma with surgical drainage or evacuation, not verifiable as following surgery, per 1,000 surgical discharges, United States, 2002, by

  • Race/ethnicity

Data Source

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

Denominator

Inpatient hospital surgical discharges, excluding obstetrical admissions.

Numerator

Subset of the denominator meeting the following criteria:

  1. Secondary diagnosis indicating postoperative hemorrhage or postoperative hematoma
  2. Secondary procedure indicating postoperative control of hemorrhage or drainage of hematoma

Comments

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.

 

 

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