2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports
|Median income of patient's ZIP Code|
|Total||First quartile (lowest income)||Second quartile||Third quartile||Fourth quartile (highest income)|
a. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) software requires that the hip fracture be reported as a secondary diagnosis (rather than the principal diagnosis), but unlike the AHRQ PSI software, the secondary diagnosis could be present on admission.� In addition, the hip fracture repair is not verifiable as following surgery.� Excludes obstetric cases; admissions for seizure, syncope, stroke, coma, cardiac arrest, poisoning, trauma, delirium and other psychoses, anoxic brain injury, metastatic cancer, lymphoid/bone malignancy malignancy, or self-inflicted injury; diseases and disorders of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue; and admissions in which hip fracture repair is the only operating room procedure.
b. Rates are adjusted by major diagnostic category (MDC).� The AHRQ PSI software was modified to not use the present on admission (POA) indicators (or estimates of the likelihood of POA for secondary diagnosis).
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, modified version 4.1.