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Failure to rescue.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Patient Safety Indicators.
No table for this report. See comments.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), Nationwide Inpatient Sample.
Inpatient hospital discharges with potential complications of care (i.e., pneumonia, deep vein thrombosis/pulmonary embolism, sepsis, acute renal failure, shock/cardiac arrest, or gastrointestinal hemorrhage/acute ulcer,) excluding transferred patients and those admitted from long-term-care facilities.
Subset of denominator with discharge disposition of "death".
There may be additional diagnostic criteria specific to each complication that affect inclusion or exclusion from this measure statistic. See AHRQ Publication 03-R203, Guide to Patient Safety Indicators for a more thorough discussion.
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 4 in the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators software documentation.
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