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Table 2.3a: National Complications of Care, 2002

Transfusion reactions in hospital (excluding neonates; based on principal and secondary diagnosesa) per 100,000 population, by patient and hospital characteristics, United States, 2000
     
  Adjusted rate b
Population group Estimate Standard error
Total 0.004 0.001
Patient characteristic
Age groups for conditions effecting any age
  0-17 0.003 0.002
  18-44 0.003 0.002
  45-64 0.006 0.002
  65 and over 0.005 0.001
Age groups for conditions affecting primarily elderly
  65-69 0.013 0.005
  70-74 0.004 0.003
  75-79 0.000 0.000
  80-84 0.007 0.004
  85 and over 0.006 0.004
Gender
  Male 0.007 0.002
  Female 0.004 0.001
Median income of patient zip
  Less than $25,000 0.004 0.003
  $25,000-$34,999 0.006 0.002
  $35,000-$44,999 0.004 0.001
  $45,000 or more 0.004 0.001
Location of patient residence
  MSA 0.003 0.001
  Non-MSA 0.008 0.002
Location of inpatient treatment
  Northeast 0.001 0.001
  Midwest 0.006 0.002
  South 0.006 0.002
  West 0.004 0.002
Expected payment source
  Private insurance 0.004 0.001
  Medicare 0.004 0.001
  Medicaid 0.000 0.000
  Other insurance 0.000 0.000
  Uninsured/self pay/no charge 0.020 0.017
Hospital characteristic
Ownership/control
  Private, not-for-profit 0.005 0.001
  Private, for-profit 0.004 0.002
  Public 0.004 0.003
Teaching status
  Teaching 0.005 0.002
  Non-teaching 0.004 0.001
Location of hospital
  MSA 0.004 0.001
  Non-MSA 0.004 0.002
Bedsize
  Less than 100 0.002 0.002
  100 - 299 0.005 0.001
  300 - 499 0.001 0.001
  500+ 0.008 0.002

aThat is, excludes admissions specifically for transfusion reactions, such as case from earlier admissions or from other hospitals.

bRates are adjusted by age and sex using the total U.S. as the standard population; when reporting is by age, the adjustment is by sex only; when reporting is by sex, the adjustment is by age only.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample.

Table 2.2: National Complications of Care, 2002 Table 2.3b: National Complications of Care, 2002

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