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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Complications of anesthesia

Measure Source

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

Table

2.8 Complications of anesthesia per 1,000 surgical discharges (excluding patients with such complications who also have substance use disorders), United States, 2001 and 2002.

Data Source

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

Denominator

All surgical hospital discharges, excluding patients with poisoning due to anesthetics, active drug dependence, active nondependent abuse of drugs, or self-inflicted injury.

Numerator

Subset of the denominator with any secondary diagnosis indicating anesthesia complications.

Comments

Rates are adjusted by age, gender, age-gender interactions, comorbidities, and Diagnosis Related Groups (DRG) clusters. When reporting is by age, the adjustment is by gender, comorbidities, and DRG clusters; when reporting is by gender, the adjustment is by age, comorbidities, and DRG clusters.

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 version 2.1, revision 2, of the AHRQ PSI software. This measure is referred to as indicator 1 in the software documentation. Further information about this and other safety and quality indicators is available from the AHRQ Quality Indicators website at http://www.qualityindicators.ahrq.gov.

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Decubitus ulcers. Central line-associated bloodstream infection in infants weighing 1,000 grams or less at birth in intensive care.

 

 

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