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2003 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Technical difficulty with procedure and technical difficulty with procedure (area).

Measure Source

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

Tables

2.17a Accidental puncture or laceration during procedures per 1,000 discharges (excluding obstetric and neonatal admissions; based on secondary diagnoses only), by patient and hospital characteristics, United States, 2000.

2.17b Accidental puncture or laceration during procedures in hospital (excluding obstetric and neonatal admissions; 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 2.17a: Hospital medical and surgical discharges, excluding obstetric and neonatal admissions.

Table 2.17b: U. S. population.

Numerator

Table 2.17a: Non-maternal/non-neonatal medical and surgical discharges with any secondary diagnosis denoting technical difficulty (e.g., accidental cut, puncture, perforation or laceration during a procedure).

Table 2.17b: Non-maternal/non-neonatal medical and surgical discharges with any principal or secondary diagnosis denoting technical difficulty (e.g., accidental cut, puncture, perforation or laceration during a procedure).

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 15 (discharge-based) and 25 (area-based) in the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators software documentation.

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