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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 2.22
Percent of patients who had a hip joint replacement due to degenerative conditions with adverse events associated with the hip joint replacement, United States, 2004a
    2004
Population group Exposed Adverse events Percent Standard error
Total 306 15 4.9 1.2
Age Under 65 DSU DSU DSU DSU
65-74 DSU DSU DSU DSU
75 and over 157 14 8.9 2.3
Gender Female DSU DSU DSU DSU
Male DSU DSU DSU DSU
Race Other DSU DSU DSU DSU
White 286 15.00 5.2 1.3
Diabetes No 261 12 4.6 1.3
Yes DSU DSU DSU DSU
Obesity No 275 14.00 5.1 1.3
Yes DSU DSU DSU DSU
Cerebrovascular disease No 276 14 5.1 1.3
Yes DSU DSU DSU DSU
CHF/pulmonary edema No 283 14 4.9 1.3
Yes DSU DSU DSU DSU
COPD No DSU DSU DSU DSU
Yes DSU DSU DSU DSU
Smoking No 280 13.00 4.6 1.3
Yes DSU DSU DSU DSU
Cancer No 253 12.00 4.7 1.3
Yes DSU DSU DSU DSU
Corticosteroids No 296 14.00 4.7 1.2
Yes DSU DSU DSU DSU
Coronary artery disease No 239 11.00 4.6 1.4
Yes DSU DSU DSU DSU
Renal disease No 292 13.00 4.5 1.2
Yes DSU DSU DSU DSU

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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