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2003 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Obstetric trauma - Cesarean delivery.

Measure Source

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

Tables

2.21 Obstetric trauma per 1,000 Cesarean deliveries, by patient and hospital characteristics, United States, 2000.

Data Source

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), Nationwide Inpatient Sample.

Denominator

All Cesarean section delivery hospital discharges.

Numerator

Cesarean section delivery discharges with any diagnosis or procedure indicating obstetric trauma.

Comments

Rates are adjusted by age.

Although not all states participate in the HCUP database, it is weighted to give national estimates using weights based on all U.S. community, non-rehabilitation hospitals in the American Hospital Association Annual Survey of Hospitals.

This table was created using a beta-test version of the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators software dated July 2002 that differs from the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators software currently available on the AHRQ Web site. This measure is referred to as indicator 20 in the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators software documentation.

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