Table 12_1_5-3

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_5.3
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), age 18 and over, by State, 2000, 2004-2007
 20072006200520042000
StateRateaSERateaSERateaSERateaSERateaSE
United States15.40.115.10.113.70.113.20.19.60.1
Arizona16.20.715.50.815.30.813.00.88.00.8
Arkansas11.00.811.00.911.20.910.80.9DNCDNC
California17.20.417.10.415.90.414.50.411.10.3
Colorado15.70.916.60.914.50.914.60.99.21.0
Connecticut14.41.113.41.112.91.112.01.19.81.0
Florida20.60.417.70.516.80.414.00.412.00.4
Georgia15.60.614.50.615.30.613.50.611.10.6
Hawaii16.32.220.32.313.82.29.72.19.32.1
Illinois13.70.512.80.512.50.512.20.59.50.5
Iowa12.11.09.91.011.01.09.71.06.70.9
Kansas13.61.111.61.010.71.111.01.07.60.9
Kentucky17.10.616.00.716.60.716.40.714.10.7
Maine11.11.610.81.7DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC
Maryland25.00.824.80.928.90.922.50.914.80.9
Massachusetts10.90.810.70.88.90.88.80.76.70.7
Minnesota11.50.79.00.79.50.78.30.7DNCDNC
Missouri17.50.715.90.715.00.714.50.712.30.6
Nebraska8.61.19.11.19.41.29.91.2DNCDNC
Nevada19.91.320.51.416.31.316.11.3DNCDNC
New Hampshire12.51.510.81.78.41.711.11.6DNCDNC
New Jersey14.20.615.80.717.00.7DNCDNC12.80.6
New York17.60.515.20.514.10.513.70.59.50.4
North Carolina11.30.612.40.710.70.711.60.76.90.7
Oklahoma14.90.813.80.915.20.8DNCDNCDNCDNC
Oregon11.80.99.61.07.71.08.11.06.10.9
Rhode Island10.32.08.82.28.52.011.22.0DNCDNC
South Carolina12.10.811.40.812.50.911.90.98.10.9
Tennessee16.20.613.70.613.30.613.00.610.50.6
Utah16.81.316.31.312.51.313.71.49.41.5
Vermont13.73.3DSUDSU12.13.2DSUDSUDNCDNC
Virginia14.60.714.40.7DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC
Washington12.30.711.90.810.20.810.50.86.60.7
West Virginia13.41.115.21.214.61.310.61.28.21.2
Wisconsin12.20.710.80.88.40.89.00.86.60.8
WyomingDSUDSUDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC

a 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.

Note: Information on "admission type," which was used to identify elective admissions used to estimate these rates, was unavailable for California discharges. An indicator of scheduled admissions was instead used to identify elective admissions in California. For states that collected data on "admission type" but for which records were missing this information, an alternate algorithm based on "admission source" and nonemergency/nonurgent DRGs was used to identify elective admissions.

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).� Not all States participate in HCUP.� Estimates for the total United States are from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, which is drawn from the SID and weighted to give national estimates.

 

Current as of February 2011
Internet Citation: Table 12_1_5-3: 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_5-3.html