Table 10_1_15-2

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_15.2
Reclosure of postoperative abdominal wound separationa (excluding immunocompromised and obstetric patients) per 100,000 population, age 18 and over, United States, 2000 and 2005
Population group20052000
RatebSERatebSE
Total2.700.112.820.12
Age18–440.780.060.820.07
45–643.290.183.290.20
65 and over8.410.449.010.46
Age65–696.840.628.420.70
70–748.320.709.280.74
75–799.520.889.900.82
80–8411.631.209.221.13
85 and over7.120.979.081.30
GenderMale3.510.173.720.19
Female2.150.112.210.12
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)3.000.213.650.27
Second quartile3.050.213.280.23
Third quartile2.560.192.340.20
Fourth quartile (highest income)2.290.202.280.20
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan2.700.252.390.21
Large fringe metropolitan2.690.273.240.31
Medium metropolitan2.450.272.610.40
Small metropolitan2.790.392.760.39
Micropolitan (nonmetro)2.860.292.890.34
Noncore (nonmetro)3.230.423.690.43
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast2.580.233.070.34
Midwest3.400.263.360.27
South2.740.192.790.18
West1.990.182.060.22

a Includes admissions specifically for such wound dehiscence, such as cases from earlier admissions or from other hospitals.

b Rates are adjusted by age and gender using the total U.S. population for 2000 as the standard population; when reporting is by age, the adjustment is by gender only; when reporting is by gender, the adjustment is by age only.

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, version 3.1.

 

Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 10_1_15-2: 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_15-2.html