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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 2.36
Percent of patients who had a hip joint replacement due to fracture or degenerative conditions with adverse events associated with the hip joint replacement, United States, 2002 and 2003a
    2003b 2002b
Population group Exposed Adverse events Percent Standard error Exposed Adverse events Percent Standard error
Total   429 45 10.1 1.4 785 94 13.6 1.4
Age Under 65 DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
65-74 DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
75 and over 277 31 10.7 2.4 516 70 15.8 2.5
Gender Female 290 33 11.1 2.4 526 59 12.2 2.2
Male DSU DSU DSU DSU 259 35 16.3 3.7
Race All other DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
White 412 42 9.9 1.9 734 86 13.1 1.9
Diabetes No 342 36 10.4 2.2 647 81 14.1 2.2
Yes DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Obesity No 400 42 9.6 1.9 721 87 13.9 2.0
Yes DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Cancer No 334 37 11.0 2.3 611 68 12.9 2.1
Yes DSU DSU DSU DSU 174 26 16.0 4.5
Corticosteroids No 410 41 9.1 1.8 744 90 13.9 2.0
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.

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

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