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2004 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 2.31: Percent of surgical discharges with postoperative urinary tract infections (UTIs), United States, 2002

Population group Exposed Adverse events Percent of exposed with eventa Standard errora
Total 12,865 398 3.1 0.222
Age        
    0-64 16,80 34 1.8 0.466
    65-74 5,099 119 2.1 0.276
    75-84 4,563 183 4.3 0.433
    85 and over 1,522 62 4.7 0.837
Gender        
    Male 5,822 135 2.5 0.302
    Female 7,043 263 3.7 0.322
Race        
    Black 979 33 4.3 0.947
    Other 664 22 3.3 1.181
    White 11,222 343 3.0 0.230
Diabetes        
    No 9,475 266 2.9 0.262
    Yes 3,390 132 3.6 0.416
CHF/Pulmonary Edema        
    No 10,424 251 2.5 0.229
    Yes 2441 147 5.7 0.632
Steroids        
    No 12,175 369 3.1 0.227
    Yes 690 29 3.8 1.099
Cancer        
    No 9,166 283 3.2 0.263
    Yes 3,699 115 2.9 0.419

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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