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2.16 Postoperative septicemia per 1,000 elective-surgery discharges of longer than 3 days (excluding patients admitted for infection; patients with cancer or immunocompromised states, and obstetric and neonatal conditions), by patient and hospital characteristics, United States, 2000.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), Nationwide Inpatient Sample.
All elective hospital surgical discharges with length of stay longer than 3 days, excluding patients admitted for infection, patients with cancer or immunocompromised states, and obstetric and neonatal conditions.
Subset of denominator with any secondary diagnosis of sepsis.
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 13 in the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators software documentation.
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