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Table 2.12: National Complications of Care

Postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma with surgical drainage or evacuation, not verifiable as following surgery, per 1,000 surgical discharges (excluding obstetrical and neonatal admissions; based on secondary diagnoses onlya), by patient and hospital characteristics, United States, 2000
     
  Adjusted rateb
Population group Estimate Standard error
     
Total 2.235 0.036
Patient characteristic
Age groups for conditions affecting any age
  0-17 1.024 0.182
  18-44 1.500 0.080
  45-64 1.988 0.066
  65 and over 2.536 0.057
Age groups for conditions affecting primarily elderly
  65-69 2.216 0.121
  70-74 2.409 0.116
  75-79 2.805 0.119
  80-84 2.647 0.140
  85 and over 2.719 0.149
Gender
  Male 2.297 0.054
  Female 2.022 0.049
Median income of patient zip
  Less than $25,000 2.344 0.153
  $25,000-$34,999 2.116 0.076
  $35,000-$44,999 2.200 0.069
  $45,000 or more 2.299 0.052
Location of patient residence
  MSA 2.249 0.040
  Non-MSA 2.183 0.077
Location of inpatient treatment
  Northeast 2.136 0.082
  Midwest 2.113 0.073
  South 2.286 0.058
  West 2.394 0.080
Expected payment source
  Private insurance 2.068 0.052
  Medicare 2.494 0.058
  Medicaid 2.318 0.129
  Other insurance 1.731 0.155
  Uninsured/self pay/no charge 1.702 0.172
Hospital characteristic
Ownership/control
  Private, not-for-profit 2.230 0.040
  Private, for-profit 2.081 0.111
  Public 2.412 0.102
Teaching status
  Teaching 2.356 0.061
  Non-teaching 2.168 0.044
Location of hospital
  MSA 2.264 0.038
  Non-MSA 2.003 0.105
Bedsize
  Less than 100 1.650 0.122
  100 - 299 2.116 0.058
  300 - 499 2.405 0.063
  500+ 2.398 0.075

a Because procedure day indicator not available for all States. Also, excludes admissions specifically for such problems, 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 2.11: National Complications of Care Table 2.13: National Complications of Care

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