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2004 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 2.5b: Foreign body accidentally left in during procedurea per 100,000 population (excluding neonatal procedures), trends 1994-2001 and by patient and hospital characteristics, 2001, United States

  Adjusted rateb
Trends Estimate Standard error
     
    Total United States, 2001 1.143 0.053
    Total United States, 2000 1.142 0.050
    Total United States, 1997 1.321 0.076
    Total United States, 1994 1.399 0.073
     
     
  2001 Adjusted rateb
Population Group Estimate Standard error
     
Patient characteristic    
Age Groups for Conditions Affecting Any Age    
    0-17 0.212 0.060
    18-44 0.895 0.070
    45-64 1.531 0.118
    65 and over 3.239 0.230
     
Age Groups for Conditions Affecting Primarily Elderly    
    65-69 2.839 0.399
    70-74 2.631 0.360
    75-79 3.790 0.508
    80-84 3.955 0.644
    85 and over 3.957 0.790
     
Gender    
    Male 0.974 0.069
    Female 1.332 0.075
     
Median income of patient ZIP Code    
    Less than $25,000 1.137 0.214
    $25,000-$34,999 1.225 0.112
    $35,000-$44,999 1.080 0.102
    $45,000 or more 1.154 0.089
     
Location of patient residence    
    Metropolitan 1.155 0.060
    Micropolitan 1.232 0.155
    Non-Core 0.898 0.172
     
Hospital characteristic    
Location of inpatient treatment    
    Northeast 1.044 0.123
    Midwest 1.125 0.102
    South 1.086 0.080
    West 1.358 0.139
     

a Includes admissions specifically for treatment of foreign body left, such as cases from earlier admissions or from other hospitals.

b Rates are adjusted by age and gender using the total U.S. population for 2000 as the standard population; when reporting is by age, the adjustment is by gender only; when reporting is by gender, the adjustment is by age only.

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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