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Table 4. Ten Most Common Principal Procedures

Ten Most Common Principal Procedures Non-Safety-Net Secondary Safety-Net Safety-Net
Total Number of Hospital Stays
(in thousands)
Percent of Discharges Rank Total Number of Hospital Stays
(in thousands)
Percent of Discharges Rank Total Number of Hospital Stays
(in thousands)
Percent of Discharges Rank
Other procedures to assist delivery 940 5.4 1 227 6.4 1 167 7.0 1
Cesarean section (C-section) 856 4.9 2 184 5.2 2 128 5.3 2
Circumcision 852 4.9 3 172 4.9 3 70 2.9 6
Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) 551 3.2 4            
Repair of current obstetric laceration 536 3.1 5 108 3.1 6      
Diagnostic cardiac catheterization, coronary arteriography 535 3.1 6 108 3.1 5 63 2.6 8
Upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy 524 3.0 7 122 3.5 4 66 2.8 7
Hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) 452 2.6 8 91 2.6 10      
Respiratory intubation and mechanical ventilation 443 2.5 9 103 2.9 8 71 3.0 5
Other therapeutic procedures 384 2.2 10       84 3.5 3
Vaccinations       107 3.0 7 77 3.2 4
Blood transfusion       92 2.6 9 53 2.2 10
Alcohol and drug rehabilitation/detoxification             63 2.6 9

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