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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Obstetric trauma—vaginal without instrument

Measure Source

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

Table

2.21 Obstetric trauma with 3rd degree, 4th degree, or other obstetric lacerations per 1,000 vaginal deliveries without instrument assistance, United States, 2001 and 2002.

Data Source

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

Denominator

All vaginal delivery hospital discharges without indication of instrument assistance.

Numerator

Subset of the denominator with any diagnosis or procedure indicating obstetric trauma.

Comments

Rates are adjusted by age. When reporting is by age, there is no adjustment.

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 28 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.

Obstetric trauma—Cesarean delivery. Obstetric trauma—vaginal with instrument.

 

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