Table 12_2_9-4

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_9.4
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, by State, 2000 and 2006
 20062000
StateRatebSERatebSE
Total2.630.042.620.04
Arizona2.250.282.070.30
Arkansas3.770.38DNCDNC
California2.260.132.200.13
Colorado2.790.323.130.33
Connecticut3.390.324.140.33
Florida2.390.152.490.14
Georgia2.100.232.990.24
Hawaii3.130.674.210.67
Illinois2.370.192.610.19
Iowa1.780.383.100.37
Kansas3.030.383.600.38
Kentucky2.490.302.660.30
Maine3.740.51DNCDNC
Maryland2.300.272.970.28
Massachusetts2.310.243.390.24
Minnesota2.480.29DNCDNC
Missouri2.260.242.730.25
Nebraska2.510.48DNCDNC
Nevada3.040.43DNCDNC
New Hampshire3.270.59DNCDNC
New Jersey3.000.243.110.23
New York2.360.162.950.15
North Carolina2.620.232.570.23
Oklahoma2.780.33DNCDNC
Oregon1.750.332.150.34
Rhode Island3.220.59DNCDNC
South Carolina2.580.312.700.33
Tennessee2.580.253.070.26
Utah2.010.492.340.49
VermontDSUDSUDNCDNC
Virginia3.190.26DNCDNC
Washington1.760.282.120.28
West Virginia2.940.452.530.44
Wisconsin2.170.262.620.27

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.

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_2_9-4: 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_9-4.html