Table 12_2_1-1

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_2_1.1
Surgical discharges with postoperative pneumonia events or venous thromboembolic events, United States, 2002 and 2007a
  20072002
Population groupPercentSEPercentSE
Total 1.380.163.370.18
AgeUnder 65DSUDSU3.760.56
65–741.000.222.530.25
75–841.870.324.330.34
85 and overDSUDSU2.980.53
GenderMale1.710.272.080.19
Female1.130.204.980.33
RaceWhite1.350.173.240.19
BlackDSUDSU4.340.80
OtherDSUDSU4.270.94
DiabetesYes1.060.274.570.42
No1.500.202.930.20
CHF/pulmonary edemaYes2.400.549.330.72
No1.200.172.090.16
COPDYes2.170.486.900.54
No1.210.172.330.17

a All Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) discharges from the MPSMS sample. Venous thromboembolic events include 30-day postoperative readmissions for pneumonia and venous thromboembolic events.

DSU - 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 March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 12_2_1-1: 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_2_1-1.html