T12_3_8_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_8.3
Deaths per 1,000 elective-surgery admissions having developed specified complications of care during hospitalization,a ages 18-89 or obstetric admissions,b by State, 2000, 2004, 2007, and 2008
 2008200720042000
StateRateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total122.10.7119.00.7137.90.7159.50.7
Arizona75.76.779.06.8106.04.4135.55.5
Arkansas135.48.4103.38.2152.06.7DNCDNC
California142.21.9145.21.9163.92.2191.62.2
Florida132.52.2135.72.2137.82.4160.42.5
Georgia126.45.9120.35.8152.44.0172.04.3
Hawaii146.717.4166.318.0197.511.2171.212.2
Illinois93.94.685.74.493.24.7104.64.9
Indiana107.55.8111.55.8141.04.2DNCDNC
Iowa85.99.1100.19.2120.86.7145.66.6
Kentucky105.75.893.95.9122.44.7158.35.0
Louisiana126.16.6DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC
Maine116.216.5106.916.2DNCDNC126.510.6
Maryland93.36.9100.76.8133.44.5162.25.1
Minnesota74.27.270.57.3106.14.8DNCDNC
Nebraska87.710.692.810.6111.48.2DNCDNC
Nevada132.910.7114.310.9155.37.0DNCDNC
New Hampshire64.416.198.015.2144.011.1DNCDNC
New Jersey112.55.7101.65.9143.23.9168.73.9
North Carolina123.33.3127.63.5143.83.8167.54.3
Oregon124.99.8107.29.7137.96.2133.87.1
Rhode Island166.419.4141.419.1158.410.9DNCDNC
South Carolina106.38.4117.38.2150.55.8167.86.2
South Dakota152.917.593.320.4111.212.3DNCDNC
Tennessee117.65.8110.75.7139.64.1169.84.6
Texas111.83.4119.13.3139.62.5161.92.8
Utah71.211.795.812.597.813.4120.915.1
Washington106.15.490.87.0114.37.1137.78.2
West Virginia129.110.0114.018.6103.711.3138.812.3
Wyoming130.231.2110.032.2DNCDNCDNCDNC

a. Consistent with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) software, complications of care include acute renal failure, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, sepsis, shock, cardiac arrest, gastroentestinal hemorrhage, and acute ulcer. Excludes transfers to another hospital.� The AHRQ PSI software requires that the complication 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.� In addition, the surgery is not verifiable as occurring in the first 2 days of the inpatient stay.

b. Rates are adjusted by age, comorbidities, major diagnostic category (MDC), diagnosis-related group (DRG), and transfers into the hospital.� 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.

 

Current as of March 2012
Internet Citation: T12_3_8_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_8_3.html