Table 10_1_15-4

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_15.4
Reclosure of postoperative abdominal wound separation per 1,000 abdominopelvic-surgery discharges (excluding immunocompromised patients, stays under 2 days, and obstetric conditions),a age 18 and over, by State, 2000 and 2005
State20052000
RatebSERatebSE
Total2.750.042.620.04
Arizona2.190.272.070.30
Arkansas2.860.38DNCDNC
California2.060.132.200.13
Colorado3.100.323.130.33
Connecticut2.740.334.140.33
Florida2.260.142.490.14
Georgia1.930.232.990.24
Hawaii3.530.674.210.67
Illinois2.880.192.610.19
Iowa2.730.373.100.37
Kansas3.240.393.600.38
Kentucky2.600.292.660.30
Maryland2.950.272.970.28
Massachusetts2.700.243.390.24
Minnesota2.120.29DNCDNC
Missouri2.350.242.720.25
Nebraska3.380.49DNCDNC
Nevada4.820.43DNCDNC
New Hampshire2.450.57DNCDNC
New York2.970.162.950.15
North Carolina2.560.222.570.23
Oklahoma2.710.33DNCDNC
Oregon3.070.332.150.34
Rhode Island3.820.59DNCDNC
South Carolina2.450.312.700.32
Tennessee2.680.253.070.26
Utah2.600.492.340.49
Vermont**DNCDNC
Washington2.620.272.120.28
West Virginia2.810.462.530.44
Wisconsin2.590.262.610.27

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

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

* - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

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_15-4: 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_15-4.html