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

Accidental puncture or laceration during procedures per 1,000 discharges (excluding obstetric and neonatal admissions; based on secondary diagnoses onlya), by patient and hospital characteristics, United States, 2000
     
  Adjusted rate b
Population group Estimate Standard error
Total 3.399 0.035
Patient characteristic
Age groups for conditions affecting any age
  0-17 2.217 0.098
  18-44 1.840 0.095
  45-64 2.817 0.080
  65 and over 3.469 0.049
Age groups for conditions affecting primarily elderly
  65-69 3.332 0.134
  70-74 3.548 0.117
  75-79 3.659 0.107
  80-84 3.472 0.106
  85 and over 3.294 0.084
Gender
  Male 3.354 0.047
  Female 4.314 0.044
Median income of patient zip
  Less than $25,000 3.221 0.112
  $25,000-$34,999 3.431 0.066
  $35,000-$44,999 3.490 0.067
  $45,000 or more 3.353 0.056
Location of patient residence
  MSA 3.335 0.039
  Non-MSA 3.621 0.072
Location of inpatient treatment
  Northeast 3.097 0.075
  Midwest 3.528 0.072
  South 3.265 0.057
  West 3.864 0.082
Expected payment source
  Private insurance 3.384 0.070
  Medicare 3.516 0.047
  Medicaid 3.266 0.079
  Other insurance 2.982 0.206
  Uninsured/self pay/no charge 2.930 0.127
Hospital characteristic
Ownership/control
  Private, not-for-profit 3.396 0.041
  Private, for-profit 3.377 0.096
  Public 3.435 0.089
Teaching status
  Teaching 3.294 0.066
  Non-teaching 3.447 0.041
Location of hospital
  MSA 3.393 0.039
  Non-MSA 3.431 0.073
Bedsize
  Less than 100 3.421 0.080
  100 - 299 3.238 0.052
  300 - 499 3.539 0.069
  500+ 3.511 0.088

a That is, excludes admissions specifically for such problems, such as cases from earlier admissions or from other hospitals.

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 2.16: National Patient Safety - Complications of Care, 2000 Table 2.17b: National Patient Safety - Complications of Care, 2000

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