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Accidental laceration or puncture during procedure per 1,000 discharges.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Patient Safety Indicators (PSI).
151 Accidental puncture or laceration during procedures per 1,000 discharges (excluding obstetric admissions), United States, 2002, by
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), State Inpatient Databases, disparities analysis file.
Hospital medical and surgical discharges, excluding obstetric admissions.
Non-maternal medical and surgical discharges with any secondary diagnosis denoting technical difficulty (e.g., accidental cut, puncture, perforation or laceration during a procedure).
Rates are adjusted by age, gender, age-gender interactions, comorbidities, and 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.
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 version 2.1, revision 2, of the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators software. This measure is referred to as indicator 15 in the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators software documentation. More information about the AHRQ Quality Indicators is available at http://www.qualityindicators.ahrq.gov.