Table T3_3_1_4-2

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_3_1_4.2
Accidental puncture or laceration during procedure per 1,000 medical and surgical admissions,a age 18 and over,b by race/ethnicity, United States, 2009
  TotalWhiteBlackAPIHispanic, all races
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 3.780.013.780.013.860.044.300.083.480.04
65 and over3.410.023.390.023.510.063.730.123.230.07
  85 and over1.640.021.640.031.590.091.320.171.680.11
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)3.840.023.820.033.860.053.990.253.780.07
Second quartile3.830.023.870.033.730.
Third quartile3.810.023.870.033.790.
Fourth quartile (highest income)3.620.033.570.
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan3.540.023.540.033.740.
Large fringe metropolitan3.590.023.550.033.900.074.620.183.260.10
Medium metropolitan3.970.033.920.034.310.
Small metropolitan4.
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance3.740.023.720.
Other insurance3.740.073.640.
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge3.320.
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast3.330.033.340.033.430.093.490.223.110.11
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit3.780.013.790.023.890.
Private, for-profit3.440.033.480.043.430.103.840.243.200.09
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching4.
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan3.730.023.770.023.820.
Large fringe metropolitan3.500.033.440.033.780.074.700.203.230.11
Medium metropolitan3.960.033.950.
Small metropolitan4.
Bed size of hospitalLess than 1003.600.043.640.
500 or more3.980.023.930.

a The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) software requires that the accidental puncture or laceration 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. Consistent with the AHRQ PSI software, obstetric admissions and admissions involving spinal surgery are excluded.

b Rates are adjusted by age, gender, age-gender interactions, comorbidities, major diagnostic category (MDC), diagnosis-related group (DRG), and transfers into the hospital. When reporting is by age, the adjustment is by gender, comorbidities, MDC, DRG, and transfers into the hospital; when reporting is by gender, the adjustment is by age, comorbidities, MDC, 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: API: Asian or Pacific Islander; SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, State Inpatient Databases, disparities analysis file, and AHRQ Quality Indicators, modified version 4.1. The analysis file is designed to provide national estimates on disparities using weighted records from a sample of hospitals from the following 36 States: Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Page last reviewed June 2013
Internet Citation: Table T3_3_1_4-2: 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. June 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.