TABLE 2.

Pediatric Patient Safety Indicator Events in 1997

No. of Records With PSI EventRisk Pool for PSI EventEvent Rate per 10 000 Discharges
Procedure for suture of laceration*93118 6767.8
Perforation diagnosis26115 1502.3
Postoperative infection510115 88244.0
Transfusion reaction§6393 673 4371.7
Foreign body left during procedure§773 673 437.2
Infection attributed to procedure§4673 673 4371.3
Iatrogenic conditions§24653 673 4376.7
Wound disruption§§10553 608 9092.9
Miscellaneous misadventures§13853 673 4373.8
Obstetrical misadventures469174 86726.8
Birth trauma**36 0082 337 673154.0
E-codes from ICD-9-CM††8293 836 4622.2
  • Risk pool definitions:

  • * Elective surgical and liveborn discharges, excluding trauma and foreign body cases.

  • Elective surgical and liveborn discharges, excluding trauma, foreign body, and cancer cases.

  • Elective surgical and liveborn discharges, excluding trauma and immunocompromised cases.

  • § Medical, surgical, and liveborn discharges, excluding trauma cases.

  • §§ Medical, surgical, and liveborn discharges, excluding trauma cases and immunocompromised cases.

  • Obstetrical discharges, excluding trauma.

  • ** Liveborn discharges, excluding trauma.

  • †† Medical, surgical, and liveborn discharges.