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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Hospital admissions for pediatric asthma under age 18

Measure Source

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

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

Tables

1.101a Pediatric asthma admissions (excluding obstetric and neonatal admissions and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population, age less than 18 years, United States, 2001 and 2002.

1.101b Pediatric asthma admissions (excluding obstetric and neonatal admissions and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population, age less than 18 years, 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: children under age 18.

Numerator

Number of discharges with principal diagnosis of asthma (ICD-9-CM code 493) among children under age 18, excluding obstetric and neonatal 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 4 in the AHRQ PQI software documentation. More information about the AHRQ Quality Indicators is available at http://www.qualityindicators.ahrq.gov.

Hospital admissions for asthma age 18 and over. Percent of people with persistent asthma who are prescribed medications acceptable as primary therapy for long-term control of asthma (inhaled corticosteroids).

 

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