T12_3_5_1_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_5.1_3
Admissions with iatrogenic pneumothorax per 1,000 medical and surgical admissions,a age 18 and over,b by State, 2000, 2004, 2007, and 2008
 2008200720042000
StateRateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total1.320.011.280.011.330.011.110.01
Arizona1.640.051.310.051.360.051.210.05
Arkansas1.430.061.360.061.800.07DNCDNC
California1.310.021.380.021.400.021.260.02
Colorado2.200.072.160.072.120.071.580.06
Connecticut1.060.061.090.061.260.061.340.06
Florida1.290.031.260.031.320.031.040.02
Georgia1.320.041.380.041.390.041.210.04
Hawaii1.610.131.840.131.380.131.560.12
Illinois1.150.030.910.031.060.030.980.03
Indiana1.170.051.200.051.160.05DNCDNC
Iowa1.060.071.090.071.120.071.080.06
Kansas1.050.071.400.071.360.070.810.07
Kentucky1.380.051.150.051.160.050.990.05
Louisiana1.080.05DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC
Maine1.440.101.410.10DNCDNC0.980.09
Maryland1.430.051.320.051.550.051.290.05
Massachusetts1.410.051.600.051.660.051.350.04
Minnesota1.090.050.980.050.960.05DNCDNC
Missouri1.420.051.360.051.430.051.320.04
Nebraska1.410.091.330.091.650.10DNCDNC
Nevada1.110.081.330.081.220.09DNCDNC
New Hampshire1.570.121.500.121.140.12DNCDNC
New Jersey1.050.041.100.041.020.041.120.04
New York1.190.031.280.031.300.031.090.03
North Carolina1.260.041.280.041.270.041.110.04
Ohio1.330.031.170.031.500.03DNCDNC
Oklahoma1.360.061.250.06DNCDNCDNCDNC
Oregon1.580.071.510.071.540.071.460.07
Rhode Island1.080.121.150.121.690.12DNCDNC
South Carolina1.090.061.040.061.060.060.940.05
South Dakota1.010.130.840.130.850.13DNCDNC
Tennessee1.360.041.180.041.400.051.180.04
Utah1.520.101.210.101.390.101.100.09
Vermont1.390.191.470.181.320.19DNCDNC
Virginia1.250.051.060.051.300.051.140.04
Washington1.560.061.360.051.570.061.120.05
West Virginia1.280.081.190.081.110.071.190.07
Wisconsin1.350.051.490.051.520.051.120.05
Wyoming0.990.190.900.19DNCDNCDNCDNC

a. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) software requires that the iatrogenic pneumothorax be reported as a secondary diagnosis (rather than the principal diagnosis), but unlike the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) software, the secondary diagnosis could be present on admission.� Consistent with the AHRQ PSI software, the following cases are excluded: obstetric admissions and admissions with chest trauma, pleural effusion, thoracic surgery, lung/pleural biopsy, diaphragmatic surgery repair, and cardiac surgery.

b. Rates are adjusted by age, gender, age-gender interactions, comorbidities, major diagnostic category (MDC), and diagnosis-related group (DRG).� 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).

DNC - Data were not collected.

Key: SE: Standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) databases and AHRQ Quality Indicators, modified version 4.1.� State estimates are from the State Inpatient Databases (SID), and not all States participate in HCUP.� Estimates for the total United States are from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, which is drawn from the SID and weighted to give national estimates.

 

Page last reviewed March 2012
Internet Citation: T12_3_5_1_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_5_1_3.html