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2011 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_9.1_2
Reclosure of postoperative abdominal wound dehiscence per 1,000 abdominopelvic-surgery admissions of length 2 or more days,a age 18 and over,b by race/ethnicity, United States, 2008
  TotalWhiteBlackAPIHispanic, all races
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
65 and over3.410.093.450.092.650.30DSUDSU4.410.39
  85 and over3.070.242.870.263.070.85DSUDSU7.081.28
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)2.460.082.440.092.190.18DSUDSU2.940.23
Second quartile2.
Third quartile2.
Fourth quartile (highest income)
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan2.340.
Large fringe metropolitan1.940.081.870.092.410.252.410.642.450.37
Medium metropolitan2.380.092.440.101.980.34DSUDSU2.650.34
Small metropolitan2.
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance1.980.
Other insurance2.430.
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge2.570.192.860.25DSUDSUDSUDSU3.300.42
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast2.
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit2.
Private, for profit2.
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching2.350.
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan2.
Large fringe metropolitan1.970.081.830.092.380.253.830.742.790.41
Medium metropolitan2.540.082.670.091.900.33DSUDSU2.420.33
Small metropolitan2.
Bed size of hospitalLess than 1002.500.132.470.13DSUDSUDSUDSU5.120.64
500 or more2.230.081.980.092.440.232.530.663.990.26

a. Reclosure of abdominal wound dehiscence is not verifiable as following surgery and may have occurred on or before the abdominopelvic procedure. Consistent with the AHRQ PSI software, the following cases are excluded: obstetric admissions and admissions in an immunocompromised state.

b. Rates are adjusted by age, gender, age-gender interactions, comorbidities, major diagnostic category (MDC), and diagnosis-related group (DRG). When reporting is by age, the adjustment is by gender, comorbidities, MDC, and DRG; when reporting is by gender, the adjustment is by age, comorbidities, MDC, and DRG. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) software was modified to not use the present on admission (POA) indicators (or estimates of the likelihood of POA for secondary diagnosis).

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

Key: API: Asian or Pacific Islander; SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, State Inpatient Databases, disparities analysis file, 2007, and AHRQ Quality Indicators, modified version 4.1. The analysis file is designed to provide national estimates on disparities using weighted records from a sample of hospitals from the following 31 States: Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: T12_2_9_1_2: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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