Table T3_2_1_7-3

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_2_1_7.3
Postoperative respiratory failure per 1,000 elective-surgery admissions,a age less than 18 years,b by income, United States, 2000–2008
    Median income of patient's ZIP Code
  TotalFirst quartile (lowest income)Second quartileThird quartile Fourth quartile (highest income)
Data year RateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Data year200817.90.319.30.720.20.718.00.714.40.7

a The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Pediatric Quality Indicators (PDI) software requires that the respiratory failure be reported as a secondary diagnosis (rather than the principal diagnosis), but unlike the AHRQ PDI software, the secondary diagnosis could be present on admission. In addition,  tracheostomy is not verifiable as following surgery. Consistent with the AHRQ PDI software, excludes admissions with respiratory disease, circulatory disease, craniofacial anomalies, or neuromuscular disorders; neonates with a birth weight less than 500 grams; obstetric admissions; and admissions in which tracheostomy is the only operating room procedure.

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

Page last reviewed June 2013
Internet Citation: Table T3_2_1_7-3: 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. June 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.