Table T3_3_1_5-4

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_5.4
Hospital admissions with accidental puncture or laceration during procedure per 1,000 medical and surgical admissions,a ages 0–17,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 year20090.740.020.760.030.810.030.760.030.630.03
 20080.780.020.770.030.810.030.860.030.680.03
 20070.780.020.750.030.950.030.740.030.690.03
 20060.810.020.890.030.860.030.680.030.790.03
 20050.750.010.830.030.740.030.830.030.590.03
 20040.770.020.810.030.750.030.850.030.690.03
 20030.650.020.730.030.630.030.680.030.520.04
 20020.700.020.700.030.720.030.760.030.610.03
 20010.790.020.740.030.900.030.890.030.630.03
 20000.640.020.660.030.690.030.660.030.550.03

a The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Pediatric Quality Indicators (PDI) software requires that the accidental puncture or laceration 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. Consistent with the AHRQ PDI software, obstetric admissions, admissions involving spinal surgery, normal newborns, and neonates with a birth weight less than 500 grams are excluded.

b Rates are adjusted by major diagnostic category and type of therapeutic procedure. 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_3_1_5-4: 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_5-4.html