Table 10_1_3-1

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_3.1
Surgical discharges with postoperative venous thromboembolic events, United States, 2004 and 2006a
Population group20062004
ExposedAdverse eventsPercentSEExposedAdverse eventsPercentSE
Total5,752450.780.125,752651.130.14
AgeUnder 65********
65–742,293150.650.172,312170.740.18
75–841,973201.010.232,004341.700.29
85 and over********
GenderMale2,569210.820.182,554351.370.23
Female3,183240.750.153,198300.940.17
RaceWhite5,029390.780.125,087561.100.15
Black********
Other********
DiabetesYes1,646150.910.231,541181.170.27
No4,106300.730.134,211471.120.16
ObesityYes********
No4,936410.830.135,064561.110.15
Cerebrovascular diseaseYes****1,027131.270.35
No4,760380.800.134,725521.100.15
CHF/pulmonary edemaYes973151.540.39956171.780.43
No4,779300.630.114,796481.000.14
COPDYes1,301211.610.351,306201.530.34
No4,451240.540.114,446451.010.15
SmokingYes********
No4,868390.800.134,902561.140.15
CancerYesDNADNADNADNA1,623241.480.30
NoDNADNADNADNA4,129410.990.15
CorticosteroidsYes********
No5,480410.750.125,494601.090.14
Coronary artery diseaseYes2,074160.770.192,133351.640.28
No3,678290.790.153,619300.830.15
Renal diseaseYes1,163171.460.35947202.110.47
No4,589280.610.114,805450.940.14

a Data include Medicare beneficiaries discharged from January to December. Venous thromboembolic events include 30-day postoperative readmissions for pneumonia and venous thromboembolic events. Readmissions were not counted for the 2004 data because the data were not available at that time.

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_3-1: 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_3-1.html