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Accidental puncture or laceration rate (PDI 1)

Numerator: Overall: Discharges, among cases meeting the inclusion and exclusion rules for the denominator, with any secondary ICD-9-CM diagnosis codes for accidental puncture or laceration during a procedure

Denominator Statement: Overall: Surgical and medical discharges, for patients ages 17 years and younger. Surgical and medical discharges are defined by specific DRG or MS-DRG codes

Measure Set: NQF

Data Source: Claims DataHealth Plan/Insurance Data

Target Population: Adolescents, Children, Infants

Categories: Access to and quality of health care services, Quality of Care, Patient experiences (satisfaction, medical errors)

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