Table T3_3_1_7-4

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_7.4
Deaths per 1,000 elective-surgery admissions having developed specified complications of care during hospitalization,a ages 18–89 or obstetric admissions,b by income, United States, 2000, 2004, 2007–2009
    Median income of patient's ZIP Code
  TotalFirst quartile (lowest income)Second quartileThird quartile Fourth quartile (highest income)
Data year RateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Data year2009116.20.7114.51.5117.01.4120.31.4112.61.4
 2008122.10.7127.21.5118.21.3123.41.5120.41.5
 2007119.00.7121.51.4125.41.4116.91.5112.41.4
 2004137.90.7147.51.3135.01.3137.91.4129.91.4
 2000159.50.7161.81.4160.91.3157.71.5156.61.6

a Consistent with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) software, complications of care include acute renal failure, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, sepsis, shock, cardiac arrest, gastroentestinal hemorrhage, and acute ulcer. Transfers to another hospital are excluded. The AHRQ PSI software requires that the complication 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 surgery is not verifiable as occurring in the first 2 days of the inpatient stay.

b Rates are adjusted by age, comorbidities, major diagnostic category, diagnosis-related group, 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_7-4: 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_7-4.html