Table 12_2_9-1

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_9.1
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, United States, 2000 and 2006
Population groupRatebSERatebSE
Total 2.630.042.620.04
65 and over4.220.094.620.09
  85 and over3.690.273.670.26
Median income of patient's ZIP codeFirst quartile (lowest income)2.640.082.800.08
Second quartile3.180.072.730.07
Third quartile2.420.082.380.08
Fourth quartile (highest income)
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan2.890.072.240.07
Large fringe metropolitan2.340.082.730.07
Medium metropolitan2.730.082.810.09
Small metropolitan2.320.122.480.12
Micropolitan (nonmetro)2.790.113.020.11
Noncore (nonmetro)2.510.132.670.13
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance2.510.072.450.07
Other insurance1.930.222.610.24
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge2.890.191.960.22
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast2.720.092.960.08
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit2.450.042.630.04
Private, for profit2.770.112.470.11
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching2.870.072.790.07
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan2.890.072.360.07
Large fringe metropolitan2.030.092.690.08
Medium metropolitan2.710.082.690.09
Small metropolitan2.200.112.740.11
Micropolitan (nonmetro)
Noncore (nonmetro)2.750.243.110.22
Bed size of hospitalLess than 1002.730.122.910.11
500 or more2.790.082.950.09

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. When reporting is by age, the adjustment is by gender, comorbidities, and DRG clusters; when reporting is by gender, the adjustment is by age, comorbidities, and DRG clusters.

Key: SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample and AHRQ Quality Indicators, version 3.1.


Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 12_2_9-1: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.