Table 1

Outcome indicators and their description

IndicatorNumeratorDenominator
Nosocomial pressure ulcer prevalence among hospitalised patientsNumber of patients with a pressure ulcer gr. 2–4All hospitalised patients who were examined for the presence of a pressure ulcer
Pressure ulcer incidence after total hip replacementNumber of patients with a pressure ulcer gr. 2–4All total hip replacement patients
Bile duct leakage within 30 days after cholecystectomyNumber of patients with bile duct leakage within 30 days of cholecystectomyAll patients with a cholecystectomy
Unintended reoperation after colorectal surgeryNumber of unintended reoperation after colorectal surgeryAll colorectal operations excluding appendix
In hospital mortality after AMI for patients younger than 65 yearsNumber of patients younger than 65 years who died during hospitalisation because of AMIAll patients younger than 65 years hospitalised because of AMI
In hospital mortality after AMI for patients 65 years and olderNumber of patients 65 years and older who died during hospitalisation because of AMIAll patients 65 years and older hospitalised because of AMI
Readmission after heart failure for patients younger than 75 yearNumber of readmissions after heart failure within 12 weeks after hospital discharge in patients younger than 75 yearsAll patients younger than 75 years admitted for heart failure
Readmission after heart failure for patients 75 years and olderNumber of readmissions after heart failure within 12 weeks of hospital discharge in patients 75 years and olderAll patients 75 years and older admitted for heart failure
Remaining cancer tissue after breast-conserving lumpectomyNumber of patients in whom cancer tissue is left after an initial local excision of a malignant breast tumourAll patients who had local excision of a malignant breast tumour
  • AMI, acute myocardial infarction; gr., grade.