Table T3_2_1_8-4

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_8.4
Postoperative physiologic and metabolic derangements per 1,000 elective-surgery admissions,a age 18 and over,b by income, 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 year20091.810.021.940.031.840.031.810.031.620.04

a The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) software requires that the physiologic and metabolic derangements 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 derangement is not verifiable as following surgery. Consistent with the AHRQ PSI software, excludes obstetric admissions and admissions for ketoacidosis, hyperosmolarity, diabetic coma, acute renal failure, chronic renal failure, acute myocardial infarction, cardiac arrhythmia, cardiac arrest, shock, hemorrhage, and gastrointestinal hemorrhage.

b Rates are adjusted by age, gender, age-gender interactions, comorbidities, major diagnostic category (MDC), 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.

Page last reviewed June 2013
Internet Citation: Table T3_2_1_8-4: 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. June 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.