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2003 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 2.4a: National Complications of Care, 2002

Foreign body left in during procedure per 1,000 medical and surgical discharges (excluding neonates; based on secondary diagnoses onlya), by patient and hospital characteristics, United States, 2000.
  Adjusted rate b
Population group Estimate Standard error
Total 0.087 0.004
Patient characteristic
Age groups for conditions affecting any age
  0-17 0.072 0.014
  18-44 0.074 0.007
  45-64 0.110 0.008
  65 and over 0.091 0.005
Age groups for conditions affecting primarily elderly
  65-69 0.122 0.013
  70-74 0.095 0.012
  75-79 0.103 0.011
  80-84 0.064 0.012
  85 and over 0.073 0.011
Gender
  Male 0.086 0.006
  Female 0.083 0.005
Median income of patient zip
  Less than $25,000 0.065 0.013
  $25,000-$34,999 0.083 0.007
  $35,000-$44,999 0.080 0.007
  $45,000 or more 0.097 0.006
Location of patient residence
  MSA 0.091 0.004
  Non-MSA 0.070 0.008
Location of inpatient treatment
  Northeast 0.092 0.008
  Midwest 0.082 0.008
  South 0.077 0.006
  West 0.108 0.008
Expected payment source
  Private insurance 0.092 0.007
  Medicare 0.082 0.005
  Medicaid 0.088 0.009
  Other insurance 0.099 0.022
  Uninsured/self pay/no charge 0.070 0.016
Hospital characteristic
Ownership/control
  Private, not-for-profit 0.086 0.004
  Private, for-profit 0.101 0.011
  Public 0.076 0.010
Teaching status
  Teaching 0.097 0.007
  Non-teaching 0.082 0.004
Location of hospital
  MSA 0.090 0.004
  Non-MSA 0.071 0.009
Bedsize
  Less than 100 0.066 0.010
  100 - 299 0.091 0.006
  300 - 499 0.079 0.007
  500+ 0.102 0.009

aThat is, excludes admissions specifically for treatment of foreign body left, such as cases from earlier admissions or from other hospital.

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 2.3b: National Complications of Care, 2002 Table 2.4b: National Complications of Care, 2002

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