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2003 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 2.15: National Complications of Care, 2000

Postoperative pulmonary embolus or deep vein thrombosis (DVT) per 1,000 surgical discharges (excluding patients admitted for DVT, obstetrics, neonatal, and plication of vena cava before or after surgery; based on secondary diagnoses of DVT onlya), by patient and hospital characteristics, United States, 2000
     
  Adjusted rateb
Population group Estimate Standard error
Total 8.964 0.097
Patient characteristic
Age groups for conditions affecting any age
  0-17 1.168 0.469
  18-44 5.604 0.200
  45-64 7.492 0.179
  65 and over 10.023 0.167
Age groups for conditions affecting primarily elderly
  65-69 9.088 0.337
  70-74 9.134 0.327
  75-79 10.442 0.343
  80-84 11.111 0.426
  85 and over 11.295 0.500
Gender
  Male 8.858 0.143
  Female 9.969 0.124
Median income of patient zip
  Less than $25,000 10.040 0.433
  $25,000-$34,999 8.682 0.209
  $35,000-$44,999 8.667 0.187
  $45,000 or more 9.142 0.141
Location of patient residence
  MSA 9.367 0.109
  Non-MSA 7.462 0.207
Location of inpatient treatment
  Northeast 10.128 0.228
  Midwest 8.714 0.201
  South 8.703 0.155
  West 8.555 0.213
Expected payment source
  Private insurance 8.918 0.124
  Medicare 8.961 0.174
  Medicaid 9.989 0.359
  Other insurance 8.700 0.383
  Uninsured/self pay/no charge 7.996 0.424
Hospital characteristic
Ownership/control
  Private, not-for-profit 9.175 0.109
  Private, for-profit 8.617 0.305
  Public 7.825 0.277
Teaching status
  Teaching 10.047 0.165
  Non-teaching 8.368 0.119
Location of hospital
  MSA 9.306 0.103
  Non-MSA 6.280 0.284
Bedsize
  Less than 100 6.496 0.321
  100 - 299 8.077 0.159
  300 - 499 9.802 0.173
  500+ 10.093 0.201

a Because timing of plication unavailable for 11 States. Also, excludes admissions specifically for such thromboembuli, 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 2.14: National Complications of Care Table 2.16: National Patient Safety - Complications of Care, 2000

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