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Table 2.9a: National Complications of Care, 2002

Iatrogenic pneumothorax per 1,000 discharges (excluding patients with trauma, thoracic surgery, lung or pleural biopsy, or cardiac surgery and neonates; based on secondary diagnoses onlya), by patient and hospital characteristics, United States, 2000
  Adjusted rate a
Population group Estimate Standard error
Total 0.698 0.011
Patient characteristic
Age groups for conditions affecting any age
  0-17 0.478 0.038
  18-44 0.415 0.018
  45-64 0.428 0.029
  65 and over 0.738 0.023
Age groups for conditions affecting primarily elderly
  65-69 0.530 0.055
  70-74 0.635 0.050
  75-79 0.774 0.048
  80-84 0.879 0.053
  85 and over 0.864 0.051
Gender
  Male 0.687 0.019
  Female 0.867 0.012
Median income of patient zip
  Less than $25,000 0.537 0.043
  $25,000-$34,999 0.670 0.023
  $35,000-$44,999 0.716 0.022
  $45,000 or more 0.729 0.018
Location of patient residence
  MSA 0.709 0.013
  Non-MSA 0.658 0.025
Location of inpatient treatment
  Northeast 0.703 0.027
  Midwest 0.686 0.024
  South 0.693 0.018
  West 0.715 0.026
Expected payment source
  Private insurance 0.677 0.016
  Medicare 0.747 0.022
  Medicaid 0.643 0.022
  Other insurance 0.690 0.058
  Uninsured/self pay/no charge 0.607 0.043
Hospital characteristic
Ownership/control    
  Private, not-for-profit 0.706 0.013
  Private, for-profit 0.694 0.033
  Public 0.652 0.030
Teaching status
  Teaching 0.729 0.021
  Non-teaching 0.683 0.014
Location of hospital
  MSA 0.720 0.013
  Non-MSA 0.584 0.028
Bedsize
  Less than 100 0.534 0.031
  100 - 299 0.664 0.018
  300 - 499 0.775 0.022
  500+ 0.763 0.028

a That is, excludes admissions specifically for iatrogenic pneumothorax, such as cases from earlier admissions or from other hospitals. Includes barotrauma (including acute respiratory distress syndrome) and central line placement.

bRates 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 2.8: National Complications of Care, 2002 Table 2.9b: National Complications of Care, 2002

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