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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Figure 2.10b

Postoperative pulmonary embolus or deep vein thrombosis per 1,000 surgical discharges and postoperative septicemia per 1,000 elective surgery discharges of longer than 3 days, by race/ethnicity, 2001.

Bar chart. Postoperative septicemia: white, 9.862, black, 15.261, asian pacific islander, 11.713, hispanic, 12.176.

Source: H C U P State Inpatient Databases disparities analysis file, 2001. Reference population: Patients hospitalized for surgery (postoperative pulmonary embolus) and for elective surgery with stay longer than 3 days (postoperative septicemia).

Note: White, Black, and asian pacific islanders are non-Hispanic groups. Rates are adjusted by age, gender, age-gender interactions, comorbidities, and D R G clusters. For findings related to all patient safety measures, see Tables 2.10a. Available data do not support analyses stratified by S E S.

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