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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 2.10
Postoperative pulmonary embolus (PE) or deep vein thrombosis (DVT) per 1,000 surgical discharges (excluding patients admitted for DVT, obstetrics, and plication of vena cava before or after surgerya), United States, 2001 and 2003
    2003 2001
Population group Rateb Standard error Rateb Standard error
Total 9.15 0.10 7.79 0.09
Age 0-17 DSU DSU DSU DSU
18-44 4.52 0.21 3.47 0.20
45-64 7.14 0.18 6.19 0.17
65 and over 9.92 0.19 8.11 0.18
Age 65-69 9.07 0.27 7.81 0.26
70-74 9.62 0.27 8.14 0.26
75-79 10.29 0.28 8.63 0.27
80-84 10.92 0.33 8.18 0.33
85 and over 10.08 0.41 7.53 0.40
Gender Male 9.26 0.14 7.71 0.13
Female 8.57 0.13 7.41 0.13
Median income of patient's ZIP Code Less than $25,000 12.65 0.38 8.20 0.31
$25,000-$34,999 9.16 0.17 7.02 0.16
$35,000-$44,999 8.35 0.14 7.64 0.14
$45,000 or more 9.38 0.12 8.18 0.11
Location of patient residence Metropolitan-large 10.61 0.11 8.62 0.11
Metropolitan-small 7.70 0.14 6.93 0.14
Micropolitan 7.20 0.21 6.49 0.21
Noncore 7.00 0.25 6.96 0.26
Expected payment source Private insurance 7.97 0.10 7.30 0.10
Medicare 10.18 0.17 8.20 0.16
Medicaid 11.21 0.22 9.09 0.23
Other insurance 8.30 0.28 7.29 0.28
Uninsured/self pay/no charge 7.44 0.31 6.81 0.31
Region of inpatient treatment Northeast 11.84 0.17 9.14 0.16
Midwest 8.37 0.16 7.54 0.16
South 8.54 0.12 7.54 0.12
West 8.62 0.17 7.10 0.16
Ownership/control of hospital Private, not-for-profit 9.30 0.10 7.96 0.10
Private, for-profit 7.33 0.20 6.72 0.19
Public 10.01 0.20 7.68 0.21
Teaching status of hospital Teaching 11.79 0.13 9.24 0.13
Non-teaching 7.60 0.11 6.89 0.11
Location of hospital Metropolitan-large 10.68 0.11 8.75 0.11
Metropolitan-small 7.36 0.13 6.69 0.13
Micropolitan 5.62 0.27 5.45 0.26
Noncore 5.56 0.48 6.08 0.48
Bed size of hospital Less than 100 5.32 0.23 5.17 0.23
100-299 7.38 0.13 7.19 0.13
300-499 8.98 0.14 8.21 0.13
500 or more 13.05 0.15 9.17 0.16

a Also excludes admissions specifically for such thromboembuli, such as cases from earlier admissions, from other hospitals, or from other settings.

b 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.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample.

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