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2004 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 2.26: Percent surgical discharges with post-operative venous thromboembolic events, United States, 2002

Population group Exposed Adverse events Percent of exposed with eventa Standard errora
Total 12,865 120 1.0 0.136
Age        
    0-64 1,680 14 1.3 0.416
    65-74 5,099 52 1.1 0.216
    75-84 4,563 42 0.9 0.213
    85 and over 1,522 12 0.9 0.432
Gender        
    Male 5,822 69 1.4 0.229
    Female 7,043 51 0.8 0.161
Race        
    Black 979 19 2.5 0.725
    Other 664 3 0.9 0.795
    White 11,222 98 0.9 0.131
Diabetes        
    No 9,475 90 1.1 0.165
    Yes 3,390 30 1.0 0.238
CHF/Pulmonary Edema        
    No 10,424 89 1.0 0.150
    Yes 2,441 31 1.3 0.314
COPD        
    No 9,797 92 1.0 0.136
    Yes 3,068 28 1.2 0.326
Cancer        
    No 9,166 81 1.0 0.154
    Yes 3,699 39 1.2 0.279

a Percent and standard error based on weighted data.

Key: CHF: congestive heart failure; COPD: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Medicare Patient Safety Monitoring System.

 

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