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2004 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 2.15: Postoperative respiratory failure per 1000 elective surgical dischargesa, trends 1994-2001 and by patient and hospital characteristics, 2001, United States

  Adjusted rateb
Trends Estimate Standard error
     
    Total United States, 2001 3.541 0.082
    Total United States, 2000 3.652 0.080
    Total United States, 1997 0.000 0.143
    Total United States, 1994 0.000 0.165
     
2001 adjusted rateb
Population group Estimate Standard error
     
Patient characteristic    
Age groups for conditions affecting any age    
    0-17 1.753 0.449
    18-44 0.949 0.209
    45-64 1.919 0.202
    65 and over 4.013 0.211
     
Age groups for conditions affecting primarily elderly    
    65-69 3.625 0.296
    70-74 3.991 0.298
    75-79 4.158 0.321
    80-84 4.135 0.419
    85 and over 4.675 0.610
     
Gender    
    Male 3.393 0.155
    Female 3.117 0.104
     
Median income of patient ZIP Code    
    Less than $25,000 4.243 0.368
    $25,000-$34,999 3.642 0.166
    $35,000-$44,999 3.485 0.147
    $45,000 or more 3.467 0.105
     
Location of patient residence    
    Metropolitan 3.685 0.088
    Micropolitan 2.749 0.225
    Noncore 3.085 0.281
     
Expected payment source    
    Private insurance 3.152 0.093
    Medicare 3.987 0.158
    Medicaid 4.767 0.295
    Other insurance 2.802 0.274
    Uninsured / self pay / no charge 3.749 0.422
     
Hospital characteristic    
Location of inpatient treatment    
    Northeast 2.828 0.162
    Midwest 3.032 0.161
    South 4.524 0.122
    West 3.033 0.155
     
Ownership/control    
    Private, not-for-profit 3.509 0.091
    Private, for-profit 4.114 0.193
    Public 3.099 0.232
     
Teaching status    
    Teaching 3.420 0.128
    Non-teaching 3.613 0.096
     
Location of hospital    
    Metropolitan 3.676 0.085
    Micropolitan 2.057 0.258
    Noncore 3.284 0.456
     
Bedsize    
    Less than 100 1.952 0.220
    100 - 299 3.544 0.118
    300 - 499 3.898 0.134
    500+ 3.750 0.167
     

a Denominator excludes patients with respiratory disease, circulatory disease, and obstetric conditions.

b Rates 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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