Skip Navigation U.S. Department of Health and Human Services www.hhs.gov
Agency for Healthcare Research Quality www.ahrq.gov
Archive print banner

This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: https://info.ahrq.gov. Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information.

Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information.

Table 6. Top 10 Procedures Performed in U.S. Hospitals for Males and Females (Excluding Pregnancy- and Childbirth-Related Procedures), 2003

All-Listed Procedures
(Excluding Pregnancy- and Childbirth-Related Procedures), 2003
Total Number of Male Discharges In This Procedure Category, In Thousands
(percentage of all male discharges)
Total Number of Female Discharges In This Procedure Category, In Thousands
(percentage of all female discharges)
Diagnostic cardiac catheterization, coronary arteriography 1,034
(7.7)
681
(4.3)
Blood transfusion 834
(6.2)
1,085
(6.8)
Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, biopsy 555
(4.1)
684
(4.3)
Percutaneous coronary angioplasty (PTCA) 526
(3.9)
 
Respiratory intubation and mechanical ventilation 525
(3.9)
470
(3.0)
Hemodialysis 335
(2.5)
325
(2.0)
Diagnostic ultrasound of heart (echocardiogram) 320
(2.4)
324
(2.0)
Colonoscopy and biopsy 256
(1.9)
379
(2.4)
Laminectomy, excision intervertebral disc 253
(1.9)
 
Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) 245
(1.8)
 
Hysterectomy, abdominal and vaginal   596
(3.7)
Oophorectomy, unilateral and bilateral   458
(2.9)
Cholecystectomy and common duct exploration   304
(1.9)

Note: "All-listed procedures" refers to all procedures performed during a hospital stay; patients often receive more than 1 procedure. Miscellaneous minor diagnostic and therapeutic procedures are excluded.

Return to Document

 

The information on this page is archived and provided for reference purposes only.

 

AHRQ Advancing Excellence in Health Care