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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 2.20
Percent of central vascular catheter placement with associated mechanical adverse events, United States, 2004a
    2004
Population group Exposed Adverse events Percent Standard error
Total 2576 48 1.9 0.3
Age Under 65 524 13.00 2.5 0.7
65-74 905 12 1.3 0.4
75-84 847 18 2.1 0.5
85 and over DSU DSU DSU DSU
Gender Female 1371 26 1.9 0.4
Male 1205 22 1.8 0.4
Race Black DSU DSU DSU DSU
Other DSU DSU DSU DSU
White 2068 38 1.8 0.3
Diabetes No 1524 22 1.4 0.3
Yes 1,052 26.00 2.5 0.5
Obesity No 2117 41 1.9 0.3
Yes DSU DSU DSU DSU
Cerebrovascular disease No 1949 37 1.9 0.3
Yes 627 11 1.8 0.5
CHF/pulmonary edema No 1598 27 1.7 0.3
Yes 978 21 2.1 0.5
COPD No 1729 35 2.0 0.3
Yes 847 13.00 1.5 0.4
Smoking No 2113 38 1.8 0.3
Yes DSU DSU DSU DSU
Cancer No 1801 32 1.8 0.3
Yes 775 16.00 2.1 0.5
Corticosteroids No 2306 43 1.9 0.3
Yes DSU DSU DSU DSU
Coronary artery disease No 1200 24 2.0 0.4
Yes 1,376 24.00 1.7 0.4
Renal disease No 1602 19 1.2 0.3
Yes 974 29 3.0 0.5

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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