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2004 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 2.30: Percent of discharges with central vascular catheter (CVC) placement with associated blood stream infections (BSIs), United States, 2002

Population group Exposed Adverse events Percent of exposed with eventa Standard errora
Total 4,889 72 1.5 0.246
Age        
    0-64 865 16 2.2 0.731
    65-74 1,798 26 1.4 0.393
    75-84 1,711 21 1.1 0.332
    85 and over 514 9 1.9 0.843
Gender        
    Male 2,420 38 1.9 0.404
    Female 2,469 34 1.1 0.275
Race        
    Black 635 15 2.1 0.714
    Other 266 5 2.2 1.789
    White 3,988 52 1.3 0.254
Diabetes        
    No 3,002 46 1.4 0.306
    Yes 1,887 26 1.6 0.406
Obesity        
    No 4,168 63 1.6 0.272
    Yes 721 9 1.2 0.555
CHF/Pulmonary Edema        
    No 2,955 33 1.3 0.303
    Yes 1,934 39 1.8 0.410
COPD        
    No 3,255 43 1.5 0.246
    Yes 1,634 29 1.4 0.324

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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