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2003 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Postoperative respiratory failure.

Measure Source

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

Tables

2.14 Postoperative respiratory failure per 1,000 elective-surgery discharges (excluding patients with respiratory disease, circulatory disease, and obstetric or neonatal conditions), 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 elective hospital surgical discharges, excluding patients with respiratory disease, circulatory disease, and obstetric or neonatal conditions.

Numerator

Subset of denominator with any secondary diagnosis of acute respiratory failure (ICD-9-CM diagnosis codes 518.81 and 518.84).

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.

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 11 in the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators software documentation.

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