Skip Navigation U.S. Department of Health and Human Services www.hhs.gov
Agency for Healthcare Research Quality www.ahrq.gov
Archive print banner
2003 National Healthcare Quality Report

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 It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work.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.

Table 2.18a: National Patient Safety - Complications of Care, 2000

Postoperative abdominal wound dehiscence per 1,000 abdominopelvic-surgery discharges (excluding obstetric and neonatal conditions; based on secondary diagnoses only a), by patient and hospital characteristics, United States, 2000
  Adjusted rate b
Population group Estimate Standard error
Total 2.057 0.068
Patient characteristic
Age groups for conditions affecting any age
  0-17 1.249 0.224
  18-44 1.739 0.089
  45-64 2.655 0.097
  65 and over 3.766 0.122
     
Age groups for conditions affecting primarily elderly
  65-69 4.156 0.232
  70-74 3.864 0.240
  75-79 3.943 0.262
  80-84 3.339 0.322
  85 and over 2.921 0.374
Gender
  Male 2.214 0.147
  Female 0.636 0.097
Median income of patient zip
  Less than $25,000 2.405 0.300
  $25,000-$34,999 2.178 0.150
  $35,000-$44,999 2.107 0.134
  $45,000 or more 1.932 0.098
Location of patient residence
  MSA 2.004 0.076
  Non-MSA 2.258 0.154
Location of inpatient treatment
  Northeast 2.249 0.162
  Midwest 2.464 0.144
  South 1.878 0.111
  West 1.717 0.147
Expected payment source
  Private insurance 1.841 0.077
  Medicare 2.448 0.162
  Medicaid 2.196 0.198
  Other insurance 2.050 0.323
  Uninsured/self pay/no charge 1.707 0.266
Hospital characteristic
Ownership/control
  Private, not-for-profit 2.048 0.079
  Private, for-profit 2.035 0.209
  Public 2.133 0.182
Teaching status
  Teaching 2.125 0.120
  Non-teaching 2.025 0.083
Location of hospital
  MSA 2.055 0.074
  Non-MSA 2.071 0.186
Bedsize
  Less than 100 2.288 0.204
  100 - 299 1.940 0.109
  300 - 499 2.026 0.128
  500+ 2.191 0.150

aThat is, excludes admissions specifically for such wound dehiscence, such as cases from earlier admissions or from other hospitals.

bRates are adjusted by age, gender, age-gender interactions, comorbidities, and DRG clusters.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample.

Table 2.17b: National Patient Safety - Complications of Care, 2000 Table 2.18b: National Patient Safety - Complications of Care, 2000

Return to Tables Appendix
Return to Contents

 

The information on this page is archived and provided for reference purposes only.

 

AHRQ Advancing Excellence in Health Care