Table 10_1_1-1

2008 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 10_1_1.1
Surgical discharges with postoperative pneumonia events or venous thromboembolic events, United States, 2004 and 2006a
Population group20062004
ExposedAdverse eventsPercentSEExposedAdverse eventsPercentSE
Total5,7521552.690.25,7521753.040.23
AgeUnder 65876232.630.54822232.800.58
65–742,293482.090.302,312492.120.30
75–841,973623.140.392,004864.290.45
85 and over610223.610.75614172.770.66
GenderMale2,569773.000.342,554953.720.37
Female3,183782.450.273,198802.500.28
RaceWhite5,0291392.760.235,0871533.010.24
Black433112.540.76399133.260.89
Other29051.720.76****
DiabetesYes1,646543.280.441,541593.830.49
No4,1061012.460.244,2111162.750.25
ObesityYes816212.570.55688243.490.70
No4,9361342.710.235,0641512.980.24
Cerebrovascular diseaseYes992373.730.601,027464.480.65
No4,7601182.480.234,7251292.730.24
CHF/pulmonary edemaYes973535.450.73956646.690.81
No4,7791022.130.214,7961112.310.22
COPDYes1,301705.380.631,306705.360.62
No4,451851.910.214,4461052.360.23
SmokingYes884364.070.66850364.240.69
No4,8681192.440.224,9021392.840.24
CorticosteroidsYes272155.511.38258114.261.26
No5,4801402.550.215,4941642.990.23
Coronary artery diseaseYes2,074622.990.372,133984.590.45
No3,678932.530.263,619772.130.24
Renal diseaseYes1,163645.500.67947596.230.79
No4,589911.980.214,8051162.410.22

a Composite measure: Postoperative pneumonia events include postoperative nosocomial pneumonia and physician-ordered antibiotic to treat the post-operative pneumonia. Venous thromboembolic events include discharges with a diagnosed postoperative pulmonary embolism (PE) or deep vein thrombosis (DVT) during the index hospital stay (per medical record abstraction) or readmission to the hospital post-index hospital stay for a PE or DVT within 30 days of the surgical procedure. Data include Medicare beneficiaries discharged from January to December in the listed year.

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 September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 10_1_1-1: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr08/10_patientsafety/T10_1_1-1.html