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Table 2.27
Percent surgical discharges with postoperative pneumonia events, United States, 2002 and 2003a
    2003b 2002b
Population group Exposed Adverse events Percent Standard error Exposed Adverse events Percent Standard error
Total   5,296 119 2.01 0.24 9,466 243 2.66 0.24
Age Under 65 DSU DSU DSU DSU 1,122 29 2.48 0.62
65-74 2,187 34 1.59 0.35 4,003 88 1.99 0.30
75-84 1,850 52 2.47 0.45 3,365 100 3.74 0.49
85 and over 546 25 3.65 0.99 976 26 1.86 0.52
Gender Female 2,985 68 1.93 0.29 5,308 106 1.56 0.21
Male 2,311 51 2.10 0.41 4,158 137 4.04 0.46
Race Black 379 17 3.63 0.98 DSU DSU DSU DSU
Other DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
White 4,661 96 1.86 0.25 8,400 213 2.69 0.25
Diabetes No 3,927 76 1.71 0.26 7,131 156 2.26 0.26
Yes 1,369 43 2.83 0.57 2,335 87 3.76 0.53
CHF/pulmonary edema No 4,428 62 1.25 0.22 7,974 115 1.38 0.18
Yes 868 57 5.49 0.92 1,492 128 8.99 1.05
COPD No 4,127 80 1.73 0.25 7,373 134 1.71 0.20
Yes 1,169 39 2.91 0.63 2,093 109 5.96 0.77
Smoking No 4,525 96 1.78 0.25 8,069 182 2.30 0.24
Yes 771 23 3.27 0.81 1,397 61 4.79 0.84
Corticosteroids No 5,034 114 2.03 0.25 9,022 231 2.70 0.24
Yes DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU

a Data include Medicare beneficiaries discharged from January 2003 to December 2003 for 2003 data, from January 2002 to December 2002 for 2002 data. Readmissions are supposed to be counted in the numerators according to the measure specifications, but were not counted because the data were not available at this time.

b Per measure specifications revised 6/22/2005, percents and standard errors are calculated based on data weighted to reflect the contribution of each State's sample to national estimates.

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

Key: CHF: congestive heart failure; COPD: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Medicare Patient Safety Monitoring System.

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