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2003 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 2.16: National Patient Safety - Complications of Care, 2000

Postoperative septicemia per 1,000 elective-surgery discharges of longer than 3 days (excluding patients admitted for infection; patients with cancer or immunocompromised states, and obstetric and neonatal conditions), by patient and hospital characteristics, United States, 2000
     
  Adjusted rate a
Population group Estimate Standard error
Total 11.256 0.208
Patient characteristic
Age groups for conditions affecting any age
  0-17 3.870 1.428
  18-44 3.714 0.650
  45-64 9.084 0.391
  65 and over 11.164 0.316
Age groups for conditions affecting primarily elderly
  65-69 10.290 0.621
  70-74 10.830 0.588
  75-79 11.202 0.630
  80-84 12.127 0.843
  85 and over 12.988 1.238
Gender
  Male 11.564 0.333
  Female 9.344 0.284
Median income of patient zip
  Less than $25,000 14.720 0.961
  $25,000-$34,999 12.230 0.457
  $35,000-$44,999 11.450 0.398
  $45,000 or more 10.232 0.302
Location of patient residence
  MSA 11.229 0.236
  Non-MSA 11.351 0.445
Location of inpatient treatment
  Northeast 9.963 0.481
  Midwest 10.640 0.407
  South 12.724 0.348
  West 10.451 0.473
Expected payment source
  Private insurance 9.859 0.301
  Medicare 12.372 0.320
  Medicaid 14.585 0.893
  Other insurance 8.038 0.904
  Uninsured/self pay/no charge 8.048 1.441
Hospital characteristic
Ownership/control
  Private, not-for-profit 10.923 0.232
  Private, for-profit 13.241 0.705
  Public 11.970 0.642
Teaching status
  Teaching 10.926 0.338
  Non-teaching 11.456 0.264
Location of hospital
  MSA 11.399 0.218
  Non-MSA 9.849 0.708
Bedsize
  Less than 100 9.384 0.811
  100 - 299 11.045 0.358
  300 - 499 11.688 0.360
  500+ 11.505 0.406

aRates 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 2.15: National Complications of Care, 2000 Table 2.17a: National Patient Safety - Complications of Care, 2000

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