Table T3_1_1_1-3

2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

This appendix provides detailed data tables for all measures analyzed for the 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. Tables are included for measures discussed in the main text of the reports as well as for other measures that were examined but not included in the main text.
Table 3_1_1_1.3
Postoperative sepsis per 1,000 elective-surgery admissions of length 4 or more days,a age 18 and over,b by State, 2008–2009
 20092008
StateRateSERateSE
Total15.30.114.60.1
Arizona18.30.917.90.8
Arkansas13.51.011.91.0
California16.10.414.20.4
Colorado14.61.015.21.0
Connecticut15.51.313.21.2
Florida16.70.517.30.5
Georgia16.00.716.50.7
Hawaii14.92.420.92.4
Illinois15.50.613.50.6
Indiana14.80.714.10.6
Iowa12.31.211.61.1
Kansas13.01.311.31.3
Kentucky21.50.819.20.8
Louisiana13.90.814.90.8
Maine12.71.810.11.9
Maryland29.31.026.61.0
Massachusetts9.00.910.70.9
Minnesota12.10.910.40.9
Missouri15.70.815.70.8
Nebraska9.91.39.11.3
Nevada18.11.415.41.4
New Hampshire8.71.87.81.7
New Jersey18.50.818.90.8
New York17.10.616.30.6
North Carolina11.60.711.70.7
Ohio16.50.515.40.6
Oklahoma14.61.013.90.9
Oregon11.61.111.61.1
Rhode Island12.82.49.22.4
South Carolina14.01.114.31.0
South Dakota8.22.19.92.3
Tennessee18.10.718.40.7
Utah16.01.415.81.5
VermontDSUDSU12.63.7
Virginia15.90.814.30.8
Washington12.50.912.70.9
West Virginia15.71.314.81.3
Wisconsin11.40.910.90.9
Wyoming11.63.1DSUDSU

a The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) software requires that the sepsis 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 sepsis is not verifiable as following surgery. Consistent with the AHRQ PSI software, excludes admissions with a principal diagnosis of infection, admissions with cancer or in an immunocompromised state, and obstetric admissions. Rates prior to 2008 are not reported because of International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision (ICD-9-CM) coding changes.

b Rates are adjusted by age, gender, age-gender interactions, 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).

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

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 U.S. are from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, which is drawn from the SID and weighted to give national estimates.

Page last reviewed June 2013
Internet Citation: Table T3_1_1_1-3: 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. June 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr12/3_patientsafety/T3_1_1_1-3.html