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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 2.3
Failure to rescue or deaths per 1000 discharges having developed specified complications of care during hospitalization (excluding patients transferred in or out, patients admitted from long-term-care facilities, neonates, and patients over 74 years old), United States, 2001 and 2002
    2002 2001
Population group Ratea Standard error Ratea Standard error
           
Total   135.9 0.9 145.3 1.0
           
Age 0-17 25.0 4.7 21.2 5.1
18-44 64.9 2.0 73.8 2.1
45-64 99.2 1.5 109.4 1.6
65-74 128.5 1.6 139.7 1.6
           
Gender Male 134.2 1.1 144.1 1.2
Female 134.4 1.1 143.4 1.2
           
Median income of patient's ZIP Code Less than $25,000 128.9 2.6 150.1 2.6
$25,000-$34,999 135.9 1.6 143.7 1.6
$35,000-$44,999 136.9 1.5 144.5 1.5
$45,000 or more 136.4 1.2 145.9 1.3
           
Location of patient residence Metropolitan-large 138.8 1.1 146.8 1.2
Metropolitan-small 134.2 1.4 148.9 1.5
Micropolitan 131.2 2.3 136.6 2.4
Noncore 124.8 2.7 131.0 2.9
           
Expected payment source Private insurance 128.5 1.4 138.0 1.4
Medicare 138.1 1.3 147.5 1.3
Medicaid 140.2 1.8 150.5 1.9
Other insurance 129.9 3.7 137.6 4.1
Uninsured/self pay/no charge 151.3 2.9 161.5 3.1
           
Region of inpatient treatment Northeast 143.0 1.8 158.0 1.8
Midwest 127.4 1.5 132.2 1.7
South 130.8 1.2 141.9 1.3
West 152.9 1.7 156.6 1.9
           
Ownership/control of hospital Private, not-for-profit 135.6 1.0 144.9 1.1
Private, for-profit 138.5 2.0 145.4 2.0
Public 135.0 1.9 147.4 2.0
           
Teaching status of hospital Teaching 135.4 1.2 147.5 1.4
Non-teaching 136.2 1.1 144.0 1.1
           
Location of hospital Metropolitan-large 138.7 1.1 146.8 1.1
Metropolitan-small 133.5 1.4 148.9 1.5
Micropolitan 129.9 2.6 130.3 2.7
Noncore 116.2 3.8 116.9 4.2
           
Bed size of hospital Less than 100 122.9 2.4 127.0 2.4
100 - 299 137.6 1.3 144.6 1.3
300 - 499 138.3 1.4 146.8 1.5
500+ 134.8 1.5 152.1 1.7
           

a 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.

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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