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2003 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 2.10a: National Complications of Care

Infection due to intravenous lines or catheters per 1,000 discharges (excluding immunocompromised or cancer patients and neonates; based on secondary diagnoses onlya), by patient and hospital characteristics, United States, 2000.
       
  Adjusted rateb
Population group Estimate Standard error
Total 2.013 0.022
Patient characteristic
Age groups for conditions affecting any age
  0-17 1.893 0.068
  18-44 1.892 0.031
  45-64 2.499 0.052
  65 and over 1.658 0.043
Age groups for conditions affecting primarily elderly
  65-69 2.482 0.101
  70-74 2.144 0.094
  75-79 1.768 0.091
  80-84 1.305 0.099
  85 and over 0.684 0.094
Gender
  Male 2.048 0.040
  Female 1.897 0.027
Median income of patient zip    
  Less than $25,000 1.991 0.086
  $25,000-$34,999 1.912 0.046
  $35,000-$44,999 1.953 0.043
  $45,000 or more 2.112 0.034
Location of patient residence
  MSA 2.128 0.025
  Non-MSA 1.600 0.047
Location of inpatient treatment
  Northeast 1.948 0.051
  Midwest 1.937 0.046
  South 1.978 0.036
  West 2.249 0.050
Expected payment source
  Private insurance 1.738 0.033
  Medicare 2.257 0.041
  Medicaid 2.324 0.050
  Other insurance 1.621 0.115
  Uninsured/self pay/no charge 1.518 0.091
Hospital characteristic
Ownership/control
  Private, not-for-profit 2.031 0.026
  Private, for-profit 2.082 0.064
  Public 1.846 0.059
Teaching status
  Teaching 2.328 0.042
  Non-teaching 1.872 0.026
Location of hospital
  MSA 2.169 0.025
  Non-MSA 1.224 0.051
Bedsize
  Less than 100 1.069 0.057
  100 - 299 1.887 0.034
  300 - 499 2.335 0.043
  500+ 2.461 0.054

a That is, excludes admissions specifically for such infections, such as cases from earlier admissions, from other hospitals, or from other settings.

b Rates are adjusted by age, gender, age-gender interactions, comorbidities, and DRG clusters.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample.

Table 2.9b: National Complications of Care, 2002 Table 2.10b: National Complications of Care

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