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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma

Measure Source

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

Table

2.13 Postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma with surgical drainage or evacuation, not verifiable as following surgery, per 1,000 surgical discharges (excluding obstetrical admissions), United States, 2001 and 2002.

Data Source

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

Denominator

Inpatient hospital surgical discharges, excluding obstetrical admissions.

Numerator

Subset of the denominator meeting the following criteria:

  1. Secondary diagnosis indicating postoperative hemorrhage or postoperative hematoma
  2. Secondary procedure indicating postoperative control of hemorrhage or drainage of hematoma

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 9 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.

Postoperative physiologic and metabolic derangements. Postoperative hip fractures.

 

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