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Table 12_2_1-1

2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

The National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is a comprehensive national overview of quality of health care in the United States. It is organized around four dimensions of quality of care: effectiveness, patient safety, timeliness, and patient centeredness.

Table 12_2_1.1
Surgical discharges with postoperative pneumonia events or venous thromboembolic events, United States, 2002 and 2007a
Population groupPercentSEPercentSE
Total 1.380.163.370.18
AgeUnder 65DSUDSU3.760.56
85 and overDSUDSU2.980.53
CHF/pulmonary edemaYes2.400.549.330.72

a All Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) discharges from the MPSMS sample. Venous thromboembolic events include 30-day postoperative readmissions for pneumonia and venous thromboembolic events.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: CHF: congestive heart failure; COPD: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; SE: standard error.

Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Medicare Patient Safety Monitoring System.


Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 12_2_1-1: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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