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2003 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 2.14: National Complications of Care

Postoperative respiratory failure per 1,000 elective-surgery discharges (excluding patients with respiratory disease, circulatory disease, and obstetric or neonatal conditions), by patient and hospital characteristics, United States, 2000
     
  Adjusted ratea
Population group Estimate Standard error
Total 3.662 0.074
Patient characteristic
Age groups for conditions affecting any age
  0-17 2.266 0.424
  18-44 1.413 0.147
  45-64 2.322 0.139
  65 and over 3.850 0.152
Age groups for conditions affecting primarily elderly
  65-69 3.018 0.281
  70-74 3.716 0.280
  75-79 4.504 0.308
  80-84 4.836 0.430
  85 and over 3.354 0.628
Gender
  Male 3.534 0.139
  Female 3.265 0.089
Median income of patient zip
  Less than $25,000 3.787 0.376
  $25,000-$34,999 3.607 0.171
  $35,000-$44,999 3.829 0.145
  $45,000 or more 3.582 0.102
Location of patient residence
  MSA 3.790 0.082
  Non-MSA 3.152 0.170
Location of inpatient treatment
  Northeast 3.184 0.166
  Midwest 3.156 0.157
  South 4.318 0.121
  West 3.553 0.158
Expected payment source
  Private insurance 3.439 0.085
  Medicare 3.904 0.152
  Medicaid 4.491 0.312
  Other insurance 3.221 0.269
  Uninsured/self pay/no charge 3.742 0.397
Hospital characteristic
Ownership/control
  Private, not-for-profit 3.577 0.083
  Private, for-profit 4.617 0.225
  Public 3.313 0.227
Teaching status
  Teaching 3.817 0.126
  Non-teaching 3.576 0.091
Location of hospital
  MSA 3.818 0.078
  Non-MSA 2.413 0.225
Bedsize
  Less than 100 2.143 0.245
  100 - 299 3.883 0.116
  300 - 499 3.969 0.134
  500+ 3.511 0.159

a 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 2.13: National Complications of Care Table 2.15: National Complications of Care, 2000

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