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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 148
Percent surgical discharges with postoperative pneumonia events, catheter-associated urinary tract infection, or venous thromboembolic events, United States, 2005a
Population group Percent SE
Total   6.55 0.26
Age Under 65 6.23 0.73
65-74 5.24 0.41
75-84 7.32 0.46
85 and over 7.45 0.62
Gender Female 7.08 0.35
Male 5.76 0.39
Race White 4.48 0.23
Black 7.51 0.96
Other 39.36 2.25
Diabetes Yes 9.57 0.55
No 5.16 0.28
Obesity Yes 19.15 1.16
No 4.69 0.24
Cerebrovascular disease Yes 12.33 0.71
No 4.76 0.26
CHF/pulmonary edema Yes 11.27 0.59
No 4.32 0.26
COPD Yes 9.06 0.54
No 5.42 0.29
Smoking Yes 15.03 0.99
No 5.10 0.25
Corticosteroids Yes 31.03 1.77
No 5.08 0.24
Coronary artery disease Yes 8.28 0.44
No 5.26 0.31
Renal disease Yes 13.18 0.71
No 4.30 0.25

a Data include Medicare beneficiaries discharged from January to December. Venous thromboembolic events include 30-day postoperative readmissions for pneumonia and venous thromboembolic events.

Key: CHF: congestive heart failure; COPD: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; SE: standard error.

Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Medicare Patient Safety Monitoring System.

 

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