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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 2.19
Percent of discharges with central vascular catheter placement with associated bloodstream infections, United States, 2004a
    2004
Population group Exposed Adverse events Percent Standard error
Total 1684 28 1.7 0.3
Age Under 65 DSU DSU DSU DSU
65-74 DSU DSU DSU DSU
75-84 570 12 2.1 0.6
85 and over DSU DSU DSU DSU
Gender Female 879 15 1.7 0.4
Male 805 13 1.6 0.4
Race Black DSU DSU DSU DSU
Other DSU DSU DSU DSU
White 1376 19 1.4 0.3
Diabetes No 1032 15 1.5 0.4
Yes 652 13.00 2.0 0.5
Obesity No 1385 23 1.7 0.3
Yes DSU DSU DSU DSU
Cerebrovascular disease No 1277 20 1.6 0.3
Yes DSU DSU DSU DSU
CHF/pulmonary edema No 1068 13 1.2 0.3
Yes 616 15 2.4 0.6
COPD No 1146 18 1.6 0.4
Yes DSU DSU DSU DSU
Smoking No 1362 19 1.4 0.3
Yes DSU DSU DSU DSU
Cancer No 1145 20 1.7 0.4
Yes DSU DSU DSU DSU
Corticosteroids No 1546 27 1.7 0.3
Yes DSU DSU DSU DSU
Coronary artery disease No 730 11 1.5 0.5
Yes 954 17.00 1.8 0.4
Renal disease No 1115 16 1.4 0.4
Yes 569 12 2.1 0.6

a Data include Medicare beneficiaries discharged from January to December. 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.

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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