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2003 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Hospital admissions for long-term complications of diabetes per 100,000 population.

Measure Source

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


1.29 Adult admissions for diabetes with long-term complications (excluding obstetric admissions and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population age 18 and older, by patient and hospital characteristics, United States, 2000.

Data Source

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


U. S. population age 18 and over.


Discharges age 18 and over with a diagnosis of diabetes and any diagnosis indicating long-term complications including: renal, eye, neurological, circulatory disorders, or complications not otherwise specified. Excluded obstetric admissions and transfers from other institutions.


Rates are adjusted by age and sex using the total U.S. as the standard population; when reporting is by age, the adjustment is by sex only; when reporting is by sex, the adjustment is by age only.

ICD-9-CM codes included in numerator are: 250.40-250.43, 250.50-250.53, 250.60-250.63, 250.70-250.73, 250.80-250.83, 250.90-250.93.

Although not all states participate in the HCUP database, it 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 of the AHRQ Prevention Quality Indicators software. This measure is referred to as indicator 3 in the AHRQ Prevention Quality Indicators software documentation.

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