T12_3_2_2_3

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_3_2.2_3
Admissions with accidental puncture or laceration during procedure per 1,000 medical and surgical admissions,a age less than 18 years,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 year20080.780.020.770.030.810.030.860.030.680.03
 20070.780.020.750.030.950.030.740.030.690.03
 20060.810.020.890.030.860.030.680.030.790.03
 20050.750.010.830.030.740.030.830.030.590.03
 20040.770.020.810.030.750.030.850.030.690.03
 20030.650.020.730.030.630.030.680.030.520.04
 20020.700.020.700.030.720.030.760.030.610.03
 20010.790.020.740.030.900.030.890.030.630.03
 20000.640.020.660.030.690.030.660.030.550.03

a. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Pediatric Quality Indicators (PDI) software requires that the accidental puncture or laceration be reported as a secondary diagnosis (rather than the principal diagnosis), but unlike the AHRQ PDI software, the secondary diagnosis could be present on admission. Excludes obstetric admissions, admissions involving spinal surgery, normal newborns, and neonates with a birth weight less than 500 grams.

b. Rates are adjusted by major diagnostic category (MDC) and type of therapeutic procedure. The AHRQ PDI 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.

 

Page last reviewed March 2012
Internet Citation: T12_3_2_2_3: 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_3_2_2_3.html