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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 2.31
Percent of surgical discharges with postoperative urinary tract infections, United States, 2002 and 2003a
    2003b 2002b
Population group Exposed Adverse events Percent Standard error Exposed Adverse events Percent Standard error
Total   5,200 199 4.00 0.38 9,154 337 3.81 0.29
Age Under 65 701 19 2.32 0.69 1,102 32 2.52 0.62
65-74 2,177 64 3.10 0.53 3,915 106 2.53 0.35
75-84 1,804 76 4.42 0.66 3,239 151 5.09 0.57
85 and over 518 40 8.42 1.65 898 48 6.36 1.29
Gender Female 2,889 123 4.47 0.52 5,095 221 4.31 0.41
Male 2,311 76 3.39 0.53 4,059 116 3.20 0.42
Race Black 368 16 5.88 1.62 603 26 5.56 1.33
Other DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
White 4,578 173 3.75 0.38 8,117 295 3.63 0.30
Diabetes No 3,869 138 3.88 0.43 6,917 227 3.56 0.34
Yes 1,331 61 4.32 0.74 2,237 110 4.54 0.58
CHF/pulmonary edema No 4,337 141 3.42 0.39 7,714 214 3.03 0.30
Yes 863 58 6.61 1.09 1,440 123 7.79 0.93
Corticosteroids No 4,935 186 3.99 0.39 8,715 315 3.80 0.30
Yes DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Cancer No 3,735 134 3.78 0.42 6,592 241 3.88 0.34
  Yes 1,465 65 4.56 0.77 2,562 96 3.64 0.57

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.

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

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