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Table T3_2_1_7-1

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_2_1_7.1
Postoperative respiratory failure per 1,000 elective-surgery admissions,a under age 18,b United States, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2007, and 2008
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 17.90.322.80.320.80.321.80.421.20.4
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)19.30.722.50.724.10.623.20.719.90.8
Second quartile20.20.725.20.722.50.622.70.720.50.7
Third quartile18.00.727.20.720.00.521.30.722.80.8
Fourth quartile (highest income)14.40.716.30.717.80.519.70.721.50.8
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan18.40.617.70.718.00.521.20.619.70.6
Large fringe metropolitan17.10.726.30.620.90.618.50.822.40.8
Medium metropolitan17.30.723.70.921.70.721.40.821.10.9
Small metropolitan16.
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance16.50.519.30.518.60.420.20.519.30.5
Other insurance19.81.720.91.518.
Uninsured/self-pay/no chargeDSUDSU34.12.917.71.929.
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast17.20.717.50.921.60.719.50.816.21.0
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit17.70.422.80.420.10.320.10.421.40.4
Private, for profit14.91.716.
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching19.70.424.60.422.50.422.80.422.40.5
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan20.10.417.40.517.60.422.70.522.60.5
Large fringe metropolitan11.81.530.10.637.50.715.
Medium metropolitan15.20.724.
Small metropolitan11.31.918.41.511.71.317.
Bed size of hospitalLess than 10010.81.1DSUDSU6.
500 or more20.40.521.40.621.10.624.30.622.70.7

a The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Pediatric Quality Indicators (PDI) software requires that the respiratory failure be reported as a secondary diagnosis (rather than the principal diagnosis), but unlike the AHRQ PDI software, the secondary diagnosis could be present on admission. In addition, tracheostomy is not verifiable as following surgery. Consistent with the AHRQ PDI software, excludes admissions with respiratory disease, circulatory disease, craniofacial anomalies, or neuromuscular disorders; neonates with a birth weight less than 500 grams; obstetric admissions; and admissions in which the tracheostomy is the only operating room procedure.

b Rates are adjusted by age, major diagnostic category (MDC), diagnosis-related group (DRG), comorbidities, and transfers into the hospital. 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 AHRQ PDI 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: SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample and AHRQ Quality Indicators, modified version 4.1.

Page last reviewed June 2013
Internet Citation: Table T3_2_1_7-1: 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. June 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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