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2004 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 2.28: Percent of central vascular catheter (CVC) placement with associated mechanical adverse events, United Sates, 2002

Population group Exposed Adverse events Percent of exposed with eventa Standard errora
Total 4,889 126 3.3 0.377
Age        
    0-64 865 20 3.2 0.935
    65-74 1,798 34 2.8 0.591
    75-84 1,711 57 3.8 0.655
    85 and over 514 15 3.1 1.077
Gender        
    Male 2,420 61 3.5 0.562
    Female 2,469 65 3.0 0.500
Race        
    Black 635 26 4.5 1.117
    Other 266 2 0.9 0.890
    White 3,988 98 3.2 0.416
Diabetes        
    No 3,002 79 3.1 0.453
    Yes 1,887 47 3.5 0.647
Obesity        
    No 4,168 109 3.2 0.397
    Yes 721 17 3.5 1.108
CHF/Pulmonary Edema        
    No 2,955 63 2.6 0.430
    Yes 1,934 63 4.2 0.672
COPD        
    No 3,255 81 3.3 0.377
    Yes 1,634 45 3.7 0.700

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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