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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 2.25
Percent of patients who had a knee joint replacement with adverse events associated with the knee joint replacement, United States, 2004a
    2004
Population group Exposed Adverse events Percent Standard error
Total 603 30 5.0 0.9
Age Under 65 DSU DSU DSU DSU
65-74 314 14 4.5 1.2
75 and over 240 13 5.4 1.5
Gender Female 378 19 5.0 1.1
Male 225 11 4.9 1.4
Race Other DSU DSU DSU DSU
White 561 28.00 5.0 0.9
Diabetes No 483 24 5.0 1.0
Yes DSU DSU DSU DSU
Obesity No 520 27.00 5.2 1.0
Yes DSU DSU DSU DSU
Cerebrovascular disease No 548 26 4.8 0.9
Yes DSU DSU DSU DSU
CHF/pulmonary edema No 562 26 4.6 0.9
Yes DSU DSU DSU DSU
COPD No 505 21 4.2 0.9
Yes DSU DSU DSU DSU
Smoking No 573 28.00 4.9 0.9
Yes DSU DSU DSU DSU
Cancer No 503 22.00 4.4 0.9
Yes DSU DSU DSU DSU
Corticosteroids No 590 30.00 5.1 0.9
Yes 13 0 - -
Coronary artery disease No 482 19.00 3.9 0.9
Yes 121 11 9.1 2.6
Renal disease No 574 25.00 4.4 0.9
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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