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2004 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 2.33: Percent of discharged patients with hospital-acquired blood stream infections (BSIs), United states, 2002

Population group Exposed Adverse events Percent of exposed with eventa Standard errora
Total 40,620 128 0.4 0.043
Age        
    0-64 5,678 30 0.6 0.141
    65-74 13,154 42 0.3 0.084
    75-84 14,627 39 0.3 0.060
    85 and over 7,159 17 0.3 8.089
Gender        
    Male 17,951 67 0.5 0.075
    Female 22,669 61 0.3 0.049
Race        
    Black 3,848 26 0.6 0.161
    Other 2,199 9 0.4 0.263
    White 34,573 93 0.3 0.044
Diabetes        
    No 28,342 84 0.3 0.049
    Yes 12,278 44 0.4 0.085
CHF/Pulmonary Edema        
    No 28,299 68 0.3 0.045
    Yes 12,321 60 0.5 0.095
Steroids        
    No 37,323 115 0.4 0.046
    Yes 3,297 13 0.3 0.126

a Percent and standard error based on weighted data.

Key: CHF: congestive heart failure;

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

 

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