Table 10_1_10-3

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_10.3
Postoperative sepsis per 1,000 elective-surgery discharges with an operating room procedure (excluding patients admitted for infection; patients with cancer or immunocompromised states; obstetric conditions; stays under 4 days; and admissions specifically for sepsis), age 18 and over, by State, 2000 and 2005
State20052000
RateaSERateaSE
Total13.70.19.60.1
Arizona15.30.88.00.8
Arkansas11.20.9DNCDNC
California15.90.411.10.3
Colorado14.50.99.20.9
Connecticut12.91.19.81.0
Florida16.80.412.00.4
Georgia15.30.611.10.6
Hawaii13.82.29.32.1
Illinois12.50.59.50.5
Iowa11.01.06.70.9
Kansas10.71.17.60.9
Kentucky16.60.714.10.7
Maryland28.90.914.80.9
Massachusetts8.90.86.70.7
Minnesota9.50.7DNCDNC
Missouri15.00.712.30.6
Nebraska9.41.2DNCDNC
Nevada16.31.3DNCDNC
New Hampshire8.41.7DNCDNC
New York14.10.59.50.4
North Carolina10.70.76.90.7
Oklahoma15.20.8DNCDNC
Oregon7.71.06.10.9
Rhode Island8.52.0DNCDNC
South Carolina12.50.98.10.9
Tennessee13.30.610.50.6
Utah12.51.39.41.5
Vermont12.13.2DNCDNC
Washington10.20.86.60.7
West Virginia14.61.38.21.2
Wisconsin8.40.86.60.8

a Rates are adjusted by age, gender, age-gender interactions, comorbidities, and diagnosis-related group (DRG) clusters.

DNC - Data were not collected.

Key: SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) databases and AHRQ Quality Indicators, version 3.1. State estimates are from the State Inpatient Databases (SID), and not all States participate in HCUP. Estimates for the total U.S. are from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, which is drawn from the SID and weighted to give national estimates.

 

Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 10_1_10-3: 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_10-3.html