Table 12_1_5-1

2010 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_5.1
Postoperative sepsis per 1,000 elective-surgery discharges with an operating room procedure,a age 18 and over, United States, 2000, 2004-2007
  20072006200520042000
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 15.40.115.10.113.70.113.20.19.60.1
Age18-4411.70.311.00.310.40.39.40.26.70.2
45-6413.20.213.10.211.50.211.10.28.60.2
65 and over18.60.218.00.216.50.216.20.211.30.2
  65-6915.60.315.90.314.50.314.90.38.80.3
  70-7415.80.315.10.314.40.313.60.39.70.3
  75-7920.40.319.40.316.60.417.80.312.10.3
  80-8422.70.421.80.520.20.519.30.515.00.5
  85 and over22.90.622.70.721.60.717.60.715.50.6
GenderMale17.70.217.20.215.80.215.90.211.70.2
Female14.10.113.60.112.30.111.30.18.00.1
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)15.70.216.00.215.20.214.60.210.40.2
Second quartile15.20.215.80.213.00.213.30.29.70.2
Third quartile15.90.214.50.212.80.212.40.29.90.2
Fourth quartile (highest income)14.70.213.70.213.60.212.40.28.20.2
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan16.80.217.80.214.90.213.80.29.70.2
Large fringe metropolitan16.00.214.30.214.20.214.40.210.40.2
Medium metropolitan15.60.213.90.213.00.212.80.28.30.2
Small metropolitan14.30.316.10.312.90.412.20.39.80.3
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)12.90.314.00.312.60.312.10.38.20.3
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)13.70.313.00.312.80.412.50.310.70.3
Expected payment sourcePrivate13.80.213.80.211.00.211.50.28.80.2
Medicare16.00.115.50.114.70.113.90.19.90.1
Medicaid16.40.521.60.518.40.518.00.512.40.5
Other14.80.611.80.613.00.711.80.68.50.6
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge17.10.811.50.810.70.812.20.76.90.8
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast13.30.315.10.312.50.313.20.39.20.2
Midwest13.70.212.90.211.50.212.30.29.30.2
South16.70.216.40.215.00.214.00.210.30.2
West17.00.215.10.314.40.313.00.38.60.2
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit15.30.114.80.113.30.112.80.19.40.1
Private, for profit16.20.317.20.317.60.316.10.39.60.3
Public15.10.313.90.311.20.312.80.310.60.3
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching15.10.214.90.212.80.214.10.29.40.2
Nonteaching15.50.115.20.114.10.112.80.19.60.1
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan16.30.216.80.215.00.214.20.29.80.2
Large fringe metropolitan17.50.313.10.314.00.314.20.210.60.2
Medium metropolitan15.70.214.70.213.00.213.00.28.50.2
Small metropolitan12.90.315.90.313.60.311.50.310.30.3
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)11.00.412.90.49.50.410.80.48.10.4
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)11.50.87.00.99.90.99.40.87.70.7
Bed size of hospitalLess than 10011.80.312.00.311.60.311.50.47.90.4
100-29915.50.216.20.214.80.213.50.29.30.2
300-49915.80.215.10.213.00.212.60.210.20.2
500 or more16.00.215.00.213.60.214.30.29.70.2

aExcludes patients admitted for infection; patients with cancer or immunocompromised states; obstetric conditions; stays under 4 days; and admissions specifically for sepsis.� 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.

 

Page last reviewed February 2011
Internet Citation: Table 12_1_5-1: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. February 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr10/12_patientsafety/T12_1_5-1.html