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2004 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 2.4a: Transfusion reactions per 1000 dischargesa, trends 1994-2001 and by patient and hospital characteristics, 2001, United States

  Adjusted rateb
Trends Estimate Standard error
     
    Total United States, 2001 0.004 0.001
    Total United States, 2000 0.004 0.001
    Total United States, 1997 0.008 0.001
    Total United States, 1994 0.007 0.001
     
     
  2001 adjusted rateb
Population group Estimate Standard error
     
Patient characteristic    
Age groups for conditions affecting any age    
    0-17 0.007 0.004
    18-44 0.003 0.001
    45-64 0.007 0.002
    65 and over 0.003 0.001
     
Age groups for conditions affecting primarily elderly    
    65-69 0.002 0.002
    70-74 0.003 0.002
    75-79 0.000 0.000
    80-84 0.002 0.002
    85 and over 0.006 0.003
     
Gender    
    Male 0.005 0.001
    Female 0.004 0.001
     
Median income of patient ZIP Code    
    Less than $25,000 0.009 0.005
    $25,000-$34,999 0.003 0.001
    $35,000-$44,999 0.006 0.002
    $45,000 or more 0.003 0.001
     
Location of patient residence    
    Metropolitan 0.004 0.001
    Micropolitan 0.002 0.002
    Noncore 0.004 0.003
     
Expected payment source    
    Private insurance 0.004 0.002
    Medicare 0.004 0.001
    Medicaid 0.007 0.003
    Other insurance 0.000 0.000
    Uninsured / self pay / no charge 0.000 0.000
     
Hospital characteristic    
Location of inpatient treatment    
    Northeast 0.005 0.002
    Midwest 0.005 0.002
    South 0.003 0.001
    West 0.004 0.002
     
Ownership/control    
    Private, not-for-profit 0.005 0.001
    Private, for-profit 0.002 0.002
    Public 0.003 0.002
     
Teaching status    
    Teaching 0.005 0.001
    Non-teaching 0.004 0.001
     
Location of hospital    
    Metropolitan 0.004 0.001
    Micropolitan 0.000 0.000
    Noncore 0.009 0.007
     
Bedsize    
    Less than 100 0.001 0.001
    100 - 299 0.005 0.001
    300 - 499 0.005 0.002
    500+ 0.002 0.001
     

a Denominator excludes neonates and admissions specifically for transfusion reactions, such as cases from earlier admissions or from other hospitals.

b No risk-adjustment is performed because outcome of interest is relatively rare event.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample.

 

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