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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Obstetric trauma per 1000 instrument-assisted deliveries

Measure Source

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


115 Obstetric trauma per 1,000 instrument-assisted vaginal deliveries, United States, 2001, by

  • Race/ethnicity

Data Source

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, State Inpatient Databases, disparities analysis file.


All vaginal delivery hospital discharges with any procedure indicating instrument assisted delivery.


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


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

The disparities analysis file, created specifically for this report to provide national estimates on disparities, consists of weighted records from a sample of hospitals from the following 22 states that participate in HCUP and have high quality race/ethnicity data: AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, KS, MD, MA, MI, MO, NJ, NY, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, and WI.

This table was created using the version 2.1, revision 1 of the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators software. This measure is referred to as indicator 18 in the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators software documentation. More information about the AHRQ Quality Indicators is available at



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