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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Patient Safety Indicators (PSI).
2.17 Postoperative sepsis per 1,000 elective-surgery discharges of longer than 3 days (excluding patients admitted for infection; patients with cancer or immunocompromised states, and obstetric conditions), United States, 2001 and 2002.
AHRQ, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), Nationwide Inpatient Sample.
All elective hospital surgical discharges with length of stay longer than 3 days, excluding patients admitted for infection, patients with cancer or immunocompromised states, and obstetric conditions.
Subset of the denominator with any secondary diagnosis of sepsis.
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 13 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.