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Table T3_1_1_1-2

2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

This appendix provides detailed data tables for all measures analyzed for the 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. Tables are included for measures discussed in the main text of the reports as well as for other measures that were examined but not included in the main text.
Table 3_1_1_1.2
Postoperative sepsis per 1,000 elective-surgery admissions of length 4 or more days,a age 18 and over,b by race/ethnicity, United States, 2009
  TotalWhiteBlackAPIHispanic, all races
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
65 and over19.
  85 and over26.50.724.50.838.92.736.
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)
Second quartile16.
Third quartile16.
Fourth quartile (highest income)15.40.314.80.318.
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan17.
Large fringe metropolitan17.
Medium metropolitan15.40.314.60.318.
Small metropolitan13.80.413.40.414.41.619.85.415.41.7
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance14.
Other insurance12.00.711.70.811.02.2DSUDSU14.52.4
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge13.50.811.
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast14.00.313.90.315.
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit15.
Private, for profit18.20.316.80.422.70.933.42.520.10.9
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching15.
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan17.
Large fringe metropolitan17.00.316.30.317.70.825.
Medium metropolitan14.80.313.80.319.
Small metropolitan14.20.314.20.313.81.5DSUDSU11.81.6
Bed size of hospitalLess than 10015.60.414.40.421.61.322.63.621.51.7
500 or more16.

a The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) software requires that the sepsis be reported as a secondary diagnosis (rather than the principal diagnosis), but unlike the AHRQ PSI software, the secondary diagnosis could be present on admission. In addition, the sepsis is not verifiable as following surgery. Consistent with the AHRQ PSI software, admissions with a principal diagnosis of infection, admissions with cancer or in an immunocompromised state, and obstetric admissions are excluded.

b Rates are adjusted by age, gender, age-gender interactions, comorbidities, major diagnostic category (MDC), diagnosis-related group (DRG), and transfers into the hospital. When reporting is by age, the adjustment is by gender, comorbidities, MDC, DRG, and transfers into the hospital; when reporting is by gender, the adjustment is by age, comorbidities, MDC, DRG, and transfers into the hospital. The AHRQ PSI software was modified to not use the present on admission (POA) indicators (or estimates of the likelihood of POA for secondary diagnosis). Rates prior to 2008 are not reported because of International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision (ICD-9-CM) coding changes.

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, 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 36 States: Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Page last reviewed June 2013
Internet Citation: Table T3_1_1_1-2: 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. June 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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