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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Hospital admissions for asthma age 18 and over

Measure Source

Healthy People 2010, measure 24-2 (modified age group).

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Prevention Quality Indicators (PQI).

Tables

1.102a Adult asthma admissions (excluding obstetric admissions and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population, age 18 years and older, United States, 2001 and 2002.

1.102b Adult asthma admissions (excluding obstetric admissions and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population, age 18 years and older, by State, 2001 and 2002.

Data Source

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

Denominator

U.S. population age 18 and over.

Numerator

Number of discharges with first listed diagnosis of asthma (ICD-9-CM code 493) among adults age 18 and over. Excludes obstetric admissions and transfers from other institutions.

Comments

Rates are adjusted by age and gender, using the total U.S. population for 2000 as the standard population.

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.

These tables were created using version 2.1, revision 3, of the AHRQ PQI software. This measure is referred to as indicator 15 in the AHRQ PQI software documentation. More information about the AHRQ Quality Indicators is available at http://www.qualityindicators.ahrq.gov.

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Hospital admissions for asthma age 65 and over. Hospital admissions for pediatric asthma under age 18.

 

 

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