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2003 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 2.8: National Complications of Care, 2002

Decubitus ulcers per 1,000 discharges of length 4 or more days (excluding paralysis patients and patients admitted from long-term-care facilities and neonates), by patient and hospital characteristics, United States, 2000.
  Adjusted rate a
Population group Estimate Standard error
Total 21.564 0.220
Patient characteristic
Age groups for conditions affecting any age
  0-17 7.670 0.986
  18-44 4.952 0.539
  45-64 9.839 0.485
  65 and over 25.172 0.337
Age groups for conditions affecting primarily elderly
  65-69 16.437 0.808
  70-74 19.091 0.729
  75-79 22.904 0.698
  80-84 27.552 0.771
  85 and over 37.050 0.761
Gender
  Male 21.496 0.324
  Female 21.839 0.298
Median income of patient zip
  Less than $25,000 24.712 0.801
  $25,000-$34,999 21.232 0.452
  $35,000-$44,999 20.639 0.423
  $45,000 or more 21.778 0.340
Location of patient residence
  MSA 22.767 0.245
  Non-MSA 17.063 0.499
Location of inpatient treatment
  Northeast 23.546 0.466
  Midwest 19.300 0.461
  South 21.193 0.357
  West 22.825 0.530
Expected payment source
  Private insurance 19.071 0.328
  Medicare 22.402 0.338
  Medicaid 24.251 0.470
  Other insurance 19.770 0.993
  Uninsured/self pay/no charge 18.711 0.788
Hospital characteristic
Ownership/control
  Private, not-for-profit 21.420 0.252
  Private, for-profit 24.339 0.683
  Public 19.815 0.590
Teaching status
  Teaching 24.381 0.361
  Non-teaching 20.159 0.276
Location of hospital
  MSA 22.424 0.233
  Non-MSA 16.483 0.642
Bedsize
  Less than 100 16.700 0.784
  100 - 299 21.191 0.361
  300 - 499 22.975 0.384
  500+ 22.607 0.452

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 2.7: National Complications of Care, 2002 Table 2.9a: National Complications of Care, 2002

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