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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 2.14
Postoperative physiologic and metabolic derangements per 1000 elective surgical discharges (excluding some serious diseasea and obstetric admissions), United States, 2001 and 2002
    2002 2001
Population group Rateb Standard error Rateb Standard error
           
Total   1.16 0.05 1.11 0.05
           
Age 0-17 1.16 0.11 1.18 0.11
18-44 0.77 0.05 0.76 0.06
45-64 0.99 0.06 0.94 0.06
65 and over 1.54 0.07 1.44 0.07
           
Age 65-69 1.31 0.10 1.14 0.10
70-74 1.62 0.10 1.33 0.10
75-79 1.65 0.10 1.77 0.10
80-84 1.71 0.12 1.63 0.12
85 and over 1.35 0.16 1.44 0.15
           
Gender Male 1.49 0.07 1.39 0.07
Female 0.93 0.05 0.90 0.05
           
Median income of patient's ZIP Code Less than $25,000 1.74 0.15 1.01 0.14
$25,000-$34,999 1.14 0.08 1.17 0.07
$35,000-$44,999 1.18 0.07 1.11 0.06
$45,000 or more 1.12 0.05 1.09 0.05
           
Location of patient residence Metropolitan-large 1.31 0.06 1.23 0.06
Metropolitan-small 1.01 0.06 0.99 0.06
Micropolitan 1.00 0.09 0.97 0.08
Noncore 1.00 0.10 0.89 0.10
           
Expected payment source Private insurance 0.84 0.05 0.86 0.05
Medicare 1.60 0.08 1.43 0.08
Medicaid 1.41 0.10 1.39 0.11
Other insurance 0.59 0.09 0.74 0.10
Uninsured/self pay/no charge 0.98 0.13 0.92 0.15
           
Region of inpatient treatment Northeast 1.01 0.07 1.03 0.07
Midwest 1.27 0.07 1.01 0.07
South 1.06 0.06 1.10 0.06
West 1.37 0.07 1.36 0.07
           
Ownership/control of hospital Private, not-for-profit 1.14 0.05 1.07 0.05
Private, for-profit 1.17 0.08 1.13 0.08
Public 1.34 0.09 1.44 0.09
           
Teaching status of hospital Teaching 1.40 0.06 1.23 0.06
Non-teaching 0.98 0.05 1.03 0.05
           
Location of hospital Metropolitan-large 1.35 0.06 1.27 0.06
Metropolitan-small 1.01 0.06 0.95 0.06
Micropolitan 0.46 0.10 0.58 0.09
Noncore DSU DSU 0.65 0.17
           
Bed size of hospital Less than 100 0.56 0.08 0.63 0.08
100 - 299 0.95 0.06 0.85 0.06
300 - 499 1.27 0.06 1.31 0.06
500+ 1.52 0.07 1.41 0.08
           

a That is, excluding patients with diabetic coma and patients with renal failure who also were diagnosed with AMI, cardiac arrhythmia, cardiac arrest, shock, hemorrhage, or gastrointestinal hemorrhage.

b Estimates 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.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample, 2001 and 2002.

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