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OA-10 Data Details

OA-10 Reduce the rate of pressure ulcer-related hospitalizations among older adults

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

National Data Source
Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project-Nationwide Inpatient Sample (HCUP-NIS); Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Population Estimates; U.S. Census Bureau (Census)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
per 100,000 
Baseline (Year)
985.8 (2007)
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Number of hospitalizations of persons aged 65 and over who have a principal or secondary diagnosis of pressure ulcer at discharge from community hospitals
Persons aged 65 and over from 2007 Claritas data
Data Collection Frequency
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable
Methodology Notes

Discharges with a disposition indicating that the patient was transferred to an acute care hospital are excluded.