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Table 2.13: National Complications of Care

Postoperative physiologic and metabolic derangements per 1,000 elective-surgery patients (excluding some serious diseasea and obstetric and neonatal admissions), by patient and hospital characteristics, Uninted States, 2000
     
  Adjusted rateb
Population group Estimate Standard error
Total 1.141 0.033
Patient characteristic
Age groups for conditions affecting any age
  0-17 0.913 0.180
  18-44 0.535 0.073
  45-64 0.860 0.062
  65 and over 1.326 0.058
Age groups for conditions affecting primarily elderly
  65-69 1.101 0.115
  70-74 1.308 0.111
  75-79 1.380 0.117
  80-84 1.647 0.153
  85 and over 1.399 0.205
Gender
  Male 1.242 0.059
  Female 0.878 0.042
Median income of patient zip
  Less than $25,000 1.343 0.170
  $25,000-$34,999 1.158 0.075
  $35,000-$44,999 1.185 0.065
  $45,000 or more 1.089 0.047
Location of patient residence
  MSA 1.184 0.037
  Non-MSA 0.973 0.071
Location of inpatient treatment
  Northeast 1.096 0.075
  Midwest 0.837 0.069
  South 1.000 0.053
  West 1.778 0.076
Expected payment source
  Private insurance 0.975 0.039
  Medicare 1.293 0.064
  Medicaid 1.906 0.136
  Other insurance 0.720 0.121
  Uninsured/self pay/no charge 0.972 0.165
Hospital characteristic
Ownership/control
  Private, not-for-profit 1.176 0.037
  Private, for-profit 1.024 0.100
  Public 0.975 0.102
Teaching status
  Teaching 1.202 0.057
  Non-teaching 1.105 0.041
Location of hospital
  MSA 1.181 0.035
  Non-MSA 0.775 0.090
Bedsize
  Less than 100 0.758 0.097
  100 - 299 1.038 0.051
  300 - 499 1.253 0.060
  500+ 1.267 0.074

a That is, excluding patients with diabetic coma and patients with renal failure who also were diagnosed with AMI, cardiac arrhythmia, cardiac arrest, shock, hemorrhage, or gastrointestinal hemorrhage.

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 2.12: National Complications of Care Table 2.14: National Complications of Care

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