Skip Navigation U.S. Department of Health and Human Services www.hhs.gov
Agency for Healthcare Research Quality www.ahrq.gov
Archive print banner
2004 National Healthcare Quality Report

This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: https://info.ahrq.gov. Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information.

Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information.

Table 2.5a: Foreign body accidentally left in during procedure per 1000 medical and surgical dischargesa, trends 1994-2001 and by patient and hospital characteristics, 2001, United States

  Adjusted rateb
Trends Estimate Standard error
     
    Total United States, 2001 0.085 0.004
    Total United States, 2000 0.086 0.004
    Total United States, 1997 0.084 0.006
    Total United States, 1994 0.085 0.006
     
     
  2001 adjusted rateb
Population group Estimate Standard error
     
Patient characteristic    
Age groups for conditions affecting any age    
    0-17 0.058 0.016
    18-44 0.061 0.013
    45-64 0.103 0.011
    65 and over 0.083 0.008
     
Age groups for conditions affecting primarily elderly    
    65-69 0.103 0.016
    70-74 0.082 0.014
    75-79 0.092 0.013
    80-84 0.074 0.014
    85 and over 0.064 0.013
     
Gender    
    Male 0.077 0.007
    Female 0.086 0.006
     
Median income of patient ZIP Code    
    Less than $25,000 0.075 0.014
    $25,000-$34,999 0.089 0.008
    $35,000-$44,999 0.080 0.007
    $45,000 or more 0.087 0.006
     
Location of patient residence    
    Metropolitan 0.085 0.005
    Micropolitan 0.096 0.011
    Noncore 0.064 0.014
     
Expected payment source    
    Private insurance 0.082 0.007
    Medicare 0.085 0.006
    Medicaid 0.084 0.009
    Other insurance 0.094 0.023
    Uninsured / self pay / no charge 0.099 0.017
     
Hospital characteristic    
Location of inpatient treatment    
    Northeast 0.073 0.009
    Midwest 0.084 0.008
    South 0.077 0.006
    West 0.116 0.009
     
Ownership/control    
    Private, not-for-profit 0.085 0.005
    Private, for-profit 0.079 0.010
    Public 0.088 0.010
     
Teaching status    
    Teaching 0.097 0.007
    Non-teaching 0.078 0.005
     
Location of hospital    
    Metropolitan 0.087 0.005
    Micropolitan 0.065 0.012
    Noncore 0.072 0.016
     
Bedsize    
    Less than 100 0.079 0.010
    100 - 299 0.083 0.006
    300 - 499 0.100 0.007
    500+ 0.066 0.009
     

a Denominator excludes neonates and admissions specifically for treatment of foreign body left, such as cases from earlier admissions or from other hospitals.

b Rates are adjusted by age, gender, age-gender interactions, comorbidities, and DRG clusters. When reporting is by age, the adjustment is by gender, comorbidities, and DRG clusters; when reporting is by gender, the adjustment is by age, comorbidities, and DRG clusters.

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

 

The information on this page is archived and provided for reference purposes only.

 

AHRQ Advancing Excellence in Health Care