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2004 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 2.16: Postoperative pulmonary embolus (PE) or deep vein thrombosis (DVT) per 1000 surgical dischargesa, trends 1994-2001 and by patient and hospital characteristics, 2001, United States

  Adjusted rateb
Trends Estimate Standard error
     
    Total United States, 2001 8.615 0.088
    Total United States, 2000 8.859 0.084
    Total United States, 1997 6.183 0.103
    Total United States, 1994 4.932 0.109
     
2001 adjusted rateb
Population group Estimate Standard error
     
Patient characteristic    
Age groups for conditions affecting any age    
    0-17 0.155 0.415
    18-44 4.512 0.209
    45-64 6.085 0.201
    65 and over 8.993 0.200
     
Age groups for conditions affecting primarily elderly    
    65-69 7.717 0.309
    70-74 8.349 0.302
    75-79 9.503 0.311
    80-84 9.397 0.365
    85 and over 10.988 0.423
     
Gender    
    Male 8.165 0.132
    Female 9.975 0.114
     
Median income of patient ZIP Code    
    Less than $25,000 8.790 0.356
    $25,000-$34,999 7.834 0.170
    $35,000-$44,999 8.503 0.155
    $45,000 or more 9.022 0.118
     
Location of patient residence    
    Metropolitan 8.901 0.095
    Micropolitan 7.153 0.231
    Noncore 7.557 0.287
     
Expected payment source    
    Private insurance 8.721 0.108
    Medicare 8.459 0.152
    Medicaid 9.555 0.276
    Other insurance 8.172 0.317
    Uninsured / self pay / no charge 7.872 0.354
     
Hospital characteristic    
Location of inpatient treatment    
    Northeast 9.534 0.180
    Midwest 8.328 0.169
    South 8.544 0.130
    West 8.093 0.174
     
Ownership/control    
    Private, not-for-profit 8.788 0.098
    Private, for-profit 7.836 0.216
    Public 8.238 0.233
     
Teaching status    
    Teaching 9.486 0.135
    Non-teaching 8.083 0.104
     
Location of hospital    
    Metropolitan 8.726 0.092
    Micropolitan 6.891 0.277
    Noncore 9.462 0.441
     
Bedsize    
    Less than 100 6.759 0.241
    100 - 299 8.424 0.131
    300 - 499 8.974 0.143
    500+ 9.114 0.174
     

a Denominator excludes patients admitted for DVT, obstetrics, and plication of vena cava before or after surgery; admissions specifically for such thromboembuli, such as cases from earlier admissions, from other hospitals, or from other settings.

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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