Table T3_3_1_4-4

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_3_1_4.4
Accidental puncture or laceration during procedure per 1,000 medical and surgical 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 year20093.820.013.810.023.810.023.890.023.770.03
 20084.030.014.060.024.090.024.090.023.890.03
 20074.120.014.070.024.230.024.180.024.010.02
 20063.890.013.690.024.030.023.910.023.950.03
 20053.800.013.690.023.780.024.010.023.700.03
 20043.940.013.770.023.910.024.090.033.980.02
 20033.660.013.530.023.690.023.860.023.550.03
 20023.920.013.760.023.930.024.110.023.900.03
 20013.980.013.800.024.110.024.100.033.920.03
 20003.830.013.770.033.900.023.980.033.650.03

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. 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_3_1_4-4: 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_3_1_4-4.html