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2004 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 2.27: Percent surgical discharges with postoperative pneumonia events, United States, 2002

Population group Exposed Adverse events Percent of exposed with eventa Standard errora
Total 12865 280 2.2 0.185
Age        
    0-64 1,680 33 1.9 0.466
    65-74 5,099 98 1.8 0.262
    75-84 4,563 117 3 0.378
    85 and over 1,522 32 1.3 0.338
Gender        
    Male 5,822 157 3.2 0.349
    Female 7,043 123 1.3 0.170
Race        
    Black 979 14 1.6 0.473
    Other 664 20 2.3 0.988
    White 11,222 246 2.2 0.201
Diabetes        
    No 9,475 182 1.8 0.199
    Yes 3,390 98 3 0.414
CHF/Pulmonary Edema        
    No 10,424 132 1.2 0.15
    Yes 2,441 148 6.2 0.692
COPD        
    No 9,797 148 2.2 0.185
    Yes 3,068 132 4.7 0.558
Smoking        
    No 10,875 210 1.9 0.188
    Yes 1,990 70 3.7 0.608
Steroids        
    No 12,175 266 2.2 0.193
    Yes 690 14 1.2 0.435

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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