Table T3_2_1_10-4

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_2_1_10.4
Reclosure of postoperative abdominal wound dehiscence per 1,000 abdominopelvic-surgery admissions of length 2 or more days,a age 18 and over, by income,b United States, 2000–2009
    Median income of patient's ZIP Code
  TotalFirst quartile (lowest income)Second quartileThird quartile Fourth quartile (highest income)
Data year RateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Data year20092.180.042.240.082.450.081.960.082.040.09
 20082.370.042.440.082.430.072.220.082.360.08
 20072.480.042.810.082.660.082.060.082.340.08
 20062.680.042.680.083.220.082.490.082.260.08
 20052.800.042.820.083.090.082.730.082.560.08
 20042.560.042.940.082.710.082.350.082.170.08
 20032.390.042.620.082.540.072.230.082.160.08
 20022.740.042.730.072.960.082.870.082.330.08
 20012.780.043.000.082.780.072.740.082.570.08
 20002.560.042.740.082.700.072.320.082.420.08

a Reclosure of abdominal wound dehiscence is not verifiable as following surgery and may have occurred on or before the abdominopelvic procedure. Consistent with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) software, obstetric admissions and admissions in an immunocompromised state are excluded.

b Rates are adjusted by age, gender, age-gender interactions, comorbidities, major diagnostic category, 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 June 2013
Internet Citation: Table T3_2_1_10-4: 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_2_1_10-4.html