Table 10_1_2-1

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_2.1
Surgical discharges with postoperative pneumonia events, United States, 2004 and 2006a
Population group20062004
ExposedAdverse eventsPercentSEExposedAdverse eventsPercentSE
Total5,4701102.010.195,5421101.980.19
AgeUnder 65829182.170.51783141.790.47
65–742,213331.490.262,258321.420.25
75–841,874422.240.341,932522.690.37
85 and over554173.070.73569122.110.60
GenderMale2,419562.320.312,446602.450.31
Female3,051541.770.243,096501.620.23
RaceWhite4,7931002.090.214,922971.970.20
Black********
Other********
DiabetesYes1,547392.520.401,445412.840.44
No3,923711.810.214,097691.680.20
ObesityYes776172.190.53649152.310.59
No4,694931.980.204,893951.940.20
Cerebrovascular diseaseYes907303.310.59970333.400.58
No4,563801.750.194,572771.680.19
CHF/pulmonary edemaYes850384.470.71863475.450.77
No4,620721.560.184,679631.350.17
COPDYes1,188494.120.581,220504.100.57
No4,282611.420.184,322601.390.18
SmokingYes832303.610.65815273.310.63
No4,638801.720.194,727831.760.19
CancerYesDNADNADNADNA1,556493.150.44
NoDNADNADNADNA3,986611.530.19
CorticosteroidsYes239114.601.36****
No5,231991.890.195,3091041.960.19
Coronary artery diseaseYes1,937462.370.352,034633.100.38
No3,533641.810.223,508471.340.19
Renal diseaseYes1,045474.500.64862394.520.71
No4,425631.420.184,680711.520.18

a Data include Medicare beneficiaries discharged from January to December.

DNA - Data have not been analyzed.

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

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_2-1: 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_2-1.html