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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Postoperative septicemia per 1,000 elective surgical discharges of 4+ days.

Measure Source

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

Table

135 Postoperative sepsis per 1,000 elective-surgery discharges of longer than 3 days (excluding patients admitted for infection; patients with cancer or immunocompromised states, and obstetric conditions), 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

All elective hospital surgical discharges with length of stay of 4 or more days, excluding patients admitted for infection, patients with cancer or immunocompromised states, and obstetric conditions.

Numerator

Subset of the denominator with any secondary diagnosis of sepsis.

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 version 2.1, revision 2, of the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators software. This measure is referred to as indicator 13 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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