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2004 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Patient Safety

Birth trauma – injury to neonate.

Measure Source

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

Table

2.1 Birth trauma - injury to neonate per 1,000 live births, trends 1994-2001 and by patient and hospital characteristics, 2001, United States.

Data Source

AHRQ, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), Nationwide Inpatient Sample.

Denominator

U.S. live birth discharges, excluding infants with subdural or cerebral hemorrhage, with injury to skeleton, preterm infants and osteogenesis imperfecta births.

Numerator

Subset of denominator with any diagnosis of birth trauma (ICD-9-CM codes 7670, 7673, 7674, 7677, 7678, 7679) in any diagnosis field.

Comments

Rates are adjusted by gender. When reporting is by gender, there is no adjustment.

Although not all States participate in the HCUP database, the Nationwide Inpatient Sample 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 the version 2.1, revision 1 of the AHRQ PSI software. This measure is referred to as indicator 17 in the software documentation. More information about the AHRQ Quality Indicators is available at http://www.qualityindicators.ahrq.gov.

 

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