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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 2.33
Percent of discharged patients with hospital-acquired 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   19,501 41 0.20 0.04 30,205 93 0.35 0.05
Age Under 65 DSU DSU DSU DSU 4,131 24 0.62 0.16
65-74 6,509 21 0.30 0.07 10,418 28 0.35 0.09
75-84 DSU DSU DSU DSU 10,917 33 0.29 0.08
85 and over DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Gender Female 10,896 20 0.16 0.05 16,770 43 0.27 0.06
Male 8,605 21 0.25 0.06 13,435 50 0.44 0.09
Race Black DSU DSU DSU DSU 2,800 19 0.63 0.18
Other DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
White 16,602 30 0.18 0.04 25,907 67 0.30 0.05
Diabetes No 13,782 23 0.15 0.04 21,431 67 0.34 0.06
Yes 5,719 18 0.31 0.09 8,774 26 0.36 0.09
CHF/pulmonary edema No 13,987 28 0.17 0.04 21,730 51 0.26 0.05
Yes 5,514 13 0.27 0.08 8,475 42 0.55 0.12
Corticosteroids No 18,210 38 0.19 0.04 28,077 82 0.33 0.05
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.

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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