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_9.2_1
Admissions for reclosure of abdominal wound dehiscencea per 100,000 population,b age 18 and over, United States, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2007, and 2008
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
65 and over6.840.387.280.408.410.448.110.449.010.46
  85 and over6.360.906.611.037.120.977.
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)2.620.202.720.
Second quartile2.550.182.830.
Third quartile2.
Fourth quartile (highest income)1.960.
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan2.
Large fringe metropolitan2.010.202.460.232.690.272.530.253.240.31
Medium metropolitan2.510.282.640.322.450.272.730.312.610.40
Small metropolitan2.020.352.620.402.790.392.730.422.760.39
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast1.930.212.630.272.580.232.540.253.070.34

a. Consistent with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) software, admissions are identified using all procedures. Exclusions include obstetric admissions and admissions in an immunocompromised state.

b. Rates are adjusted by age and gender using the total U.S. resident population for 2000 as the U.S. standard population; when reporting is by age, the adjustment is by gender only; when reporting is by gender, the adjustment is by age only.

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.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: T12_2_9_2_1: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr11/12_patientsafety/T12_2_9_2_1.html