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2004 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 2.8: Complications of anesthesia per 1000 surgical dischargesa, trends 1994-2001 and by patient and hospital characteristics, 2001, United States

  Adjusted rateb
Trends Estimate Standard error
     
    Total United States, 2001 0.802 0.020
    Total United States, 2000 0.712 0.019
    Total United States, 1997 0.703 0.021
    Total United States, 1994 0.584 0.023
     
     
  2001 adjusted rateb
Population group Estimate Standard error
     
Patient characteristic    
Age groups for conditions affecting any age    
    0-17 0.948 0.091
    18-44 0.654 0.046
    45-64 0.749 0.048
    65 and over 0.832 0.044
     
Age groups for conditions affecting primarily elderly    
    65-69 0.799 0.072
    70-74 0.810 0.069
    75-79 0.919 0.069
    80-84 0.801 0.080
    85 and over 0.811 0.090
     
Gender    
    Male 0.800 0.030
    Female 0.937 0.025
     
Median income of patient ZIP Code    
    Less than $25,000 0.601 0.073
    $25,000-$34,999 0.771 0.038
    $35,000-$44,999 0.821 0.035
    $45,000 or more 0.830 0.027
     
Location of patient residence    
    Metropolitan 0.761 0.021
    Micropolitan 0.979 0.054
    Noncore 1.019 0.068
     
Expected payment source    
    Private insurance 0.799 0.027
    Medicare 0.841 0.033
    Medicaid 0.649 0.050
    Other insurance 1.181 0.083
    Uninsured / self pay / no charge 0.469 0.087
     
Hospital characteristic    
Location of inpatient treatment    
    Northeast 0.692 0.040
    Midwest 1.210 0.039
    South 0.594 0.029
    West 0.848 0.039
     
Ownership/control    
    Private, not-for-profit 0.688 0.022
    Private, for-profit 0.843 0.048
    Public 1.548 0.051
     
Teaching status    
    Teaching 0.875 0.030
    Non-teaching 0.758 0.023
     
Location of hospital    
    Metropolitan 0.801 0.020
    Micropolitan 0.780 0.065
    Noncore 0.890 0.101
     
Bedsize    
    Less than 100 0.985 0.059
    100 - 299 0.736 0.029
    300 - 499 0.662 0.032
    500+ 1.043 0.038
     

a Denominator excludes patients with such complications who also have substance use disorders.

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.

 

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