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2003 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 2.7: National Complications of Care, 2002

Complications of anesthesia per 1,000 surgical discharges (excluding patients with such complications who also have substance use disorders), by patient and hospital characteristics, United States, 2000
  Adjusted rate a
Population group Estimate Standard error
     
Total 0.724 0.018
Patient characteristic
Age groups for conditions affecting any age
  0-17 0.718 0.092
  18-44 0.580 0.032
  45-64 0.606 0.036
  65 and over 0.833 0.032
Age groups for conditions affecting primarily elderly
  65-69 0.820 0.067
  70-74    
  75-79 0.858 0.066
  80-84 0.905 0.080
  85 and over 0.811 0.090
Gender
  Male 0.744 0.028
  Female 0.839 0.022
Median income of patient zip
  Less than $25,000 0.683 0.077
  $25,000-$34,999 0.698 0.039
  $35,000-$44,999 0.723 0.036
  $45,000 or more 0.742 0.027
Location of patient residence
  MSA 0.707 0.021
  Non-MSA 0.787 0.041
Location of inpatient treatment
  Northeast 0.799 0.042
  Midwest 0.713 0.039
  South 0.680 0.029
  West 0.748 0.042
Expected payment source
  Private insurance 0.705 0.027
  Medicare 0.819 0.032
  Medicaid 0.641 0.055
  Other insurance 0.609 0.088
  Uninsured/self pay/no charge 0.380 0.088
Hospital characteristic
Ownership/control    
  Private, not-for-profit 0.679 0.021
  Private, for-profit 1.050 0.057
  Public 0.721 0.052
Teaching status
  Teaching 0.644 0.031
  Non-teaching 0.767 0.023
Location of hospital
  MSA 0.706 0.019
  Non-MSA 0.859 0.055
Bedsize
  Less than 100 0.813 0.065
  100 - 299 0.793 0.030
  300 - 499 0.700 0.033
  500+ 0.613 0.038

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 2.6: National Complications of Care, 2002 Table 2.8: National Complications of Care, 2002

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