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Table 2.11: National Complications of Care

Postoperative hip fracture for adults per 1,000 surgical patients age 18 years and older who were not susceptible to fallinga, by patient and hospital characteristics, United States, 2000
     
  Adjusted rateb
Population group Estimate Standard error
Total 0.822 0.024
Patient characteristic
Age groups for conditions affecting any age
  18-44 0.118 0.039
  45-64 0.173 0.047
  65 and over 1.801 0.047
Age groups for conditions affecting primarily elderly
  65-69 0.552 0.089
  70-74 0.548 0.088
  75-79 1.587 0.095
  80-84 2.653 0.126
  85 and over 6.941 0.170
Gender
  Male 0.834 0.039
  Female 1.046 0.025
Median income of patient zip
  Less than $25,000 0.696 0.109
  $25,000-$34,999 0.862 0.052
  $35,000-$44,999 0.893 0.047
  $45,000 or more 0.778 0.034
Location of patient residence
  MSA 0.788 0.027
  Non-MSA 0.954 0.052
Location of inpatient treatment
  Northeast 0.758 0.060
  Midwest 0.890 0.052
  South 0.830 0.036
  West 0.794 0.051
Expected payment source
  Private insurance 0.744 0.017
  Medicare 0.922 0.061
  Medicaid 0.845 0.040
  Other insurance 0.825 0.087
  Uninsured/self pay/no charge 0.780 0.061
Hospital characteristic
Ownership/control
  Private, not-for-profit 0.806 0.027
  Private, for-profit 0.867 0.078
  Public 0.890 0.061
Teaching status
  Teaching 0.718 0.040
  Non-teaching 0.878 0.030
Location of hospital
  MSA 0.793 0.025
  Non-MSA 1.040 0.072
Bedsize
  Less than 100 1.023 0.082
  100 - 299 0.901 0.041
  300 - 499 0.785 0.042
  500+ 0.678 0.047

a That is, excluding patients with musculoskeletal disease; those admitted for seizures, syncope, stroke, coma, cardiac arrest, poisoning, trauma, delirium, psychoses, anoxic brain injury; patients with metastatic cancer, lymphoid malignancy, bone malignancy, and self-inflicted injury.

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 2.10b: National Complications of Care Table 2.12: National Complications of Care

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