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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 2.30
Percent of discharges with central vascular catheter placement with associated blood stream infections, United States, 2002 and 2003a
    2003b 2002b
Population group Exposed Adverse events Percent Standard error Exposed Adverse events Percent Standard error
Total   1,825 19 1.07 0.27 3,346 51 1.57 0.30
Age Under 65 DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
65-74 DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
75-84 DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
85 and over DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Gender Female DSU DSU DSU DSU 1,632 22 0.93 0.27
Male DSU DSU DSU DSU 1,714 29 2.18 0.52
Race Black DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Other 88 0 0.00 0.00 DSU DSU DSU DSU
White 1,524 15 1.02 0.29 2,782 37 1.38 0.31
Diabetes No DSU DSU DSU DSU 2,079 35 1.81 0.42
Yes DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Obesity No DSU DSU DSU DSU 2,873 45 1.73 0.35
Yes DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
CHF/pulmonary edema No DSU DSU DSU DSU 2,106 26 1.33 0.35
Yes DSU DSU DSU DSU 1,240 25 1.96 0.53
COPD No DSU DSU DSU DSU 2,296 30 1.48 0.38
Yes DSU DSU DSU DSU 1,050 21 1.77 0.47

a Data include Medicare beneficiaries discharged from January 2003 to December 2003 for 2003 data, from January 2002 to December 2002 for 2002 data.

b Per 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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