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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Hospital admissions for uncontrolled diabetes per 100,000 population

Measure Source

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

Tables

1.24a Admissions for uncontrolled diabetes without complication (excluding obstetric and neonatal admissions and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population, age 18 years and older, United States, 2001 and 2002.

1.24b Admissions for uncontrolled diabetes without complication (excluding obstetric and neonatal admissions and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population, age 18 years and older, 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 age 18 and over.

Numerator

Discharges age 18 and over with principal diagnosis of uncontrolled diabetes (ICD-9-CM code 250.02, 250.03) without mention of a short-term (ketoacidosis, hyperosmolarity, coma) or long-term complication (renal, eye, neurological, circulatory, other unspecified). Obstetric and neonatal admissions and transfers from other institutions are excluded.

Comments

Rates 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.

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.

Tables were created using version 2.1, revision 3, of the AHRQ PQI software. This measure is referred to as indicator 14 in the AHRQ PQI software documentation. More information about the AHRQ Quality Indicators is available at http://www.qualityindicators.ahrq.gov.

Hospital admissions for short-term complications of diabetes per 100,000 population. Percent of adults with diagnosed diabetes with most recent blood pressure less than 140/90 mm/Hg.

 

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