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2004 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 2.18a: Accidental puncture or laceration during procedures 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 3.535 0.099
    Total United States, 2000 3.370 0.100
    Total United States, 1997 2.671 0.147
    Total United States, 1994 2.435 0.146
     
2001 adjusted rateb
Population group Estimate Standard error
     
Patient characteristic    
Age groups for conditions affecting any age    
    0-17 2.107 0.146
    18-44 1.412 0.284
    45-64 2.679 0.235
    65 and over 3.498 0.159
     
Age groups for conditions affecting primarily elderly    
    65-69 3.378 0.210
    70-74 3.592 0.190
    75-79 3.653 0.176
    80-84 3.530 0.163
    85 and over 3.308 0.153
     
Gender    
    Male 3.463 0.093
    Female 4.483 0.110
     
Median income of patient ZIP Code    
    Less than $25,000 3.341 0.108
    $25,000-$34,999 3.416 0.100
    $35,000-$44,999 3.702 0.106
    $45,000 or more 3.531 0.113
     
Location of patient residence    
    Metropolitan 3.491 0.099
    Micropolitan 3.857 0.121
    Noncore 3.520 0.130
     
Expected payment source    
    Private insurance 3.506 0.130
    Medicare 3.649 0.107
    Medicaid 3.408 0.085
    Other insurance 3.364 0.214
    Uninsured / self pay / no charge 2.996 0.113
     
Hospital characteristic    
Location of inpatient treatment    
    Northeast 3.430 0.110
    Midwest 3.599 0.121
    South 3.167 0.094
    West 4.419 0.119
     
Ownership/control    
    Private, not-for-profit 3.583 0.102
    Private, for-profit 3.210 0.109
    Public 3.576 0.111
     
Teaching status    
    Teaching 3.789 0.113
    Non-teaching 3.407 0.099
     
Location of hospital    
    Metropolitan 3.548 0.100
    Micropolitan 3.446 0.119
    Noncore 3.482 0.132
     
Bedsize    
    Less than 100 3.208 0.116
    100 - 299 3.409 0.099
    300 - 499 3.808 0.110
    500+ 3.614 0.122
     

aDenominator excludes obstetric admissions and admissions specifically for such problems, such as cases from earlier admissions or from other hospitals.

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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