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2004 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 2.10a: Iatrogenic pneumothorax per 1000 dischargesa, trends 1994-2001 and by patient and hospital characteristics, 2001, United States

  Adjusted rateb
Trends Estimate Standard error
     
    Total United States, 2001 0.753 0.024
    Total United States, 2000 0.833 0.022
    Total United States, 1997 1.118 0.025
    Total United States, 1994 0.160 0.027
     
2001 adjusted rateb
Population group Estimate Standard error
     
Patient characteristic    
Age groups for conditions affecting any age    
    0-17 0.465 0.058
    18-44 0.345 0.076
    45-64 0.426 0.068
    65 and over 0.775 0.059
     
Age groups for conditions affecting primarily elderly    
    65-69 0.545 0.080
    70-74 0.570 0.076
    75-79 0.813 0.072
    80-84 0.955 0.072
    85 and over 0.969 0.070
     
Gender    
    Male 0.760 0.031
    Female 1.040 0.027
     
Median income of patient ZIP Code    
    Less than $25,000 0.631 0.050
    $25,000-$34,999 0.729 0.032
    $35,000-$44,999 0.745 0.032
    $45,000 or more 0.794 0.030
     
Location of patient residence    
    Metropolitan 0.772 0.026
    Micropolitan 0.721 0.042
    Noncore 0.615 0.048
     
Expected payment source    
    Private insurance 0.718 0.036
    Medicare 0.806 0.032
    Medicaid 0.688 0.039
    Other insurance 0.736 0.072
    Uninsured / self pay / no charge 0.627 0.056
     
Hospital characteristic    
Location of inpatient treatment    
    Northeast 0.762 0.036
    Midwest 0.635 0.034
    South 0.759 0.028
    West 0.901 0.039
     
Ownership/control    
    Private, not-for-profit 0.742 0.026
    Private, for-profit 0.699 0.042
    Public 0.876 0.039
     
Teaching status    
    Teaching 0.798 0.033
    Non-teaching 0.731 0.025
     
Location of hospital    
    Metropolitan 0.777 0.026
    Micropolitan 0.664 0.042
    Noncore 0.539 0.055
     
Bedsize    
    Less than 100 0.632 0.037
    100 - 299 0.727 0.027
    300 - 499 0.826 0.033
    500+ 0.787 0.042
     

a Denominator excludes neonates, obstetrical admissions, and patients with trauma, thoracic surgery, lung or pleural biopsy, or cardiac surgerya. Also 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. When reporting is by age, the adjustment is by gender, comorbidities, and DRG clusters; when reporting is by gender, the adjustment is by age, 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.

 

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