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2003 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Iatrogenic pneumothorax and iatrogenic pneumothorax (area).

Measure Source

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

Tables

2.9a Iatrogenic pneumothorax per 1,000 discharges (excluding patients with trauma, thoracic surgery, lung or pleural biopsy, or cardiac surgery and neonates; based on secondary diagnoses only), by patient and hospital characteristics, United States, 2000.

2.9b Iatrogenic pneumothorax discharges (excluding patients with trauma, thoracic surgery, lung or pleural biopsy, or cardiac surgery and neonates; based on principal and secondary diagnoses) per 100,000 population, 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

Table 2.9a: All non-neonatal medical and surgical hospital discharges, excluding patients with trauma, thoracic surgery, lung or pleural biopsy, or cardiac surgery.

Table 2.9b: U. S. population.

Numerator

Table 2.9a: Non-neonatal medical and surgical discharges with any secondary diagnosis of iatrogenic pneumothorax (ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 512.1,) excluding patients with trauma, thoracic surgery, lung or pleural biopsy, or cardiac surgery.

Table 2.9b: Non-neonatal medical and surgical discharges with any principal or secondary diagnosis of iatrogenic pneumothorax (ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 512.1,) excluding patients with trauma, thoracic surgery, lung or pleural biopsy, or cardiac surgery.

Comments

Rates are adjusted by age, gender, age-gender interactions, comorbidities, and DRG clusters. DRGs are Diagnosis Related Groups which identify patients with similar illnesses.

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.

These tables were 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. These measures are referred to as indicator 6 (discharge-based) and 22 (area-based) in the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators software documentation.

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