T12_3_6_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_6.3
Admissions with stage III or IV pressure ulcer per 1,000 medical and surgical admissions of length 5 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 year200828.80.129.90.126.70.128.80.130.30.1
 200729.20.130.50.128.00.127.90.130.40.1
 200631.50.134.50.129.40.130.10.131.30.1
 200530.00.131.40.127.90.128.20.132.40.1
 200429.30.130.90.127.20.128.90.130.20.1
 200327.10.129.00.125.30.126.00.127.80.1
 200225.30.126.30.123.70.125.70.125.10.1
 200124.60.125.90.123.50.124.40.124.20.1
 200023.50.125.00.121.80.123.50.123.80.1

a. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) software requires that the pressure ulcer be reported as a secondary diagnosis (rather than the principal diagnosis), but unlike the AHRQ PSI software, the secondary diagnosis could be present on admission.� Excludes transfers from other institutions; admissions from long-term care facilities; admissions with diseases of the skin, subcutaneous tissue, and breast; admissions for hemiplegia, paraplagia, quadriplagia, spina bifida, or anoxic brain damage; and admissions in which debridement or pedicle graft is the only operating room procedure.

b. Rates are adjusted by age, 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).

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_3_6_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_6_3.html