T12_2_9_1_4

2011 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_4
Reclosure of postoperative abdominal wound dehiscence per 1,000 abdominopelvic-surgery admissions with a length of stay of 2 or more days,a age 18 and over,b by income, United States, 2000-2008
    Median income of patient's ZIP Code
  TotalFirst quartile (lowest income)Second quartileThird quartileFourth quartile (highest income)
Data year RateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Data year20082.370.042.440.082.430.072.220.082.360.08
 20072.480.042.810.082.660.082.060.082.340.08
 20062.680.042.680.083.220.082.490.082.260.08
 20052.800.042.820.083.090.082.730.082.560.08
 20042.560.042.940.082.710.082.350.082.170.08
 20032.390.042.620.082.540.072.230.082.160.08
 20022.740.042.730.072.960.082.870.082.330.08
 20012.780.043.000.082.780.072.740.082.570.08
 20002.560.042.740.082.700.072.320.082.420.08

a. Reclosure of abdominal wound dehiscence is not verifiable as following surgery and may have occurred on or before the abdominopelvic procedure.� Obstetric admissions and admissions in an immunocompromised state are excluded.

b. Rates are adjusted by age, gender, age-gender interactions, comorbidities, major diagnostic category (MDC), and diagnosis-related group (DRG).� The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Patient Safety Indicators (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.

 

Current as of March 2012
Internet Citation: T12_2_9_1_4: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr11/12_patientsafety/T12_2_9_1_4.html