Table 12_1_5-3

2009 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 12_1_5.3
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),a age 18 and over, by State, 2000 and 2006
 20062000
StateRatebSERatebSE
Total15.10.19.60.1
Arizona15.50.88.00.8
Arkansas11.00.9DNCDNC
California17.10.411.10.3
Colorado16.60.99.21.0
Connecticut13.41.19.81.0
Florida17.70.512.00.4
Georgia14.50.611.10.6
Hawaii20.32.39.32.1
Illinois12.80.59.50.5
Iowa9.91.06.70.9
Kansas11.61.07.60.9
Kentucky16.00.714.10.7
Maine10.81.7DNCDNC
Maryland24.80.914.80.9
Massachusetts10.70.86.70.7
Minnesota9.00.7DNCDNC
Missouri15.90.712.30.6
Nebraska9.11.1DNCDNC
Nevada20.51.4DNCDNC
New Hampshire10.81.7DNCDNC
New Jersey15.80.712.80.6
New York15.20.59.50.4
North Carolina12.40.76.90.7
Oklahoma13.80.9DNCDNC
Oregon9.61.06.10.9
Rhode Island8.82.2DNCDNC
South Carolina11.40.88.10.9
Tennessee13.70.610.50.6
Utah16.31.39.41.5
VermontDSUDSUDNCDNC
Virginia14.40.7DNCDNC
Washington11.90.86.60.7
West Virginia15.21.28.21.2
Wisconsin10.80.86.60.8

a For California, "admission type" (emergent, urgent, elective) that is used to include only elective admissions was unavailable on all discharges; instead, an indicator for scheduled admissions was used to identify elective admissions. For other States that included information on "admission type" but had some records missing that information, an alternate algorithm based on "admission source" and nonemergency/nonurgent diagnosis-related groups was used to include only elective admissions.

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

DNC - Data were not collected.

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

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 March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 12_1_5-3: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr09/12_patientsafety/T12_1_5-3.html