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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Hospital admissions for pediatric gastroenteritis per 100,000 population less than 18 years of age

Measure Source

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

Tables

1.71a Admissions for pediatric gastroenteritis (excluding obstetric and neonatal admissions and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population, age less than 18 years, United States, 2001 and 2002.

1.71b Admissions for pediatric gastroenteritis (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.

Denominator

U.S. population under age 18.

Numerator

Pediatric discharges under age 18 with a principal diagnosis for gastroenteritis (ICD-9-CM codes 008.61-008.67, 008.69, 008.8, 009.0-009.3, and 558.9), excluding obstetric and neonatal admissions and transfers from other institutions.

Comments

Rates in the national table are adjusted by age and gender using the total U.S. population for 2000 as the standard population. When reporting is by age, the adjustment is by gender only; when reporting is by gender, the adjustment is by age only.

Rates in the State table 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 6 in the PQI documentation. More information about the AHRQ Quality Indicators is available at http://www.qualityindicators.ahrq.gov.

Percent of children under age 18 who had their height and weight measured by a doctor or other health provider. Percent of children age 2-17 who report having a dental visit in the last year.

 

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