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_2.3_1
Admissions for accidental puncture or laceration during procedurea per 100,000 population, age 18 and over,b United States, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2007, and 2008
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 42.81.839.31.540.41.642.51.641.21.7
65 and over112.44.8104.44.4104.94.4111.14.6110.65.0
  85 and over101.64.897.
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)45.12.939.22.340.
Second quartile44.92.440.
Third quartile42.
Fourth quartile (highest income)39.12.839.
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan42.23.937.13.339.13.337.
Large fringe metropolitan43.23.538.23.338.
Medium metropolitan41.
Small metropolitan42.
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast41.96.837.

a. Consistent with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) software, admissions are identified using all diagnoses, including those present on admission. Exclusions include obstetric admissions and admissions involving spinal surgery.

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_3_2_3_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_3_2_3_1.html