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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 2.27
Failure to rescue or deaths per 1,000 discharges having developed specified complications of care during hospitalization (excluding patients transferred in or out, patients admitted from long-term care facilities, neonates, and patients over 74 years old), United States, 2001 and 2003
    2003 2001
Population group Ratea Standard error Ratea Standard error
Total 129.7 0.9 145.3 1.0
Age 0-17 22.4 4.8 21.2 5.1
18-44 61.7 1.9 73.8 2.1
45-64 92.7 1.5 109.4 1.6
65-74 120.5 1.5 139.7 1.6
Gender Male 127.2 1.1 144.1 1.2
Female 129.1 1.1 143.4 1.2
Median income of patient's ZIP Code Less than $25,000 136.3 2.6 150.1 2.6
$25,000-$34,999 130.7 1.5 143.7 1.6
$35,000-$44,999 129.4 1.4 144.5 1.5
$45,000 or more 128.3 1.2 145.9 1.3
Location of patient residence Metropolitan-large 131.9 1.1 146.8 1.2
Metropolitan-small 129.8 1.4 148.9 1.5
Micropolitan 126.1 2.2 136.6 2.4
Noncore 115.7 2.6 131.0 2.9
Expected payment source Private insurance 124.8 1.3 138.0 1.4
Medicare 128.4 1.2 147.5 1.3
Medicaid 137.9 1.7 150.5 1.9
Other insurance 128.9 3.4 137.6 4.1
Uninsured/self pay/no charge 144.6 2.9 161.5 3.1
Region of inpatient treatment Northeast 141.5 1.7 158.0 1.8
Midwest 114.8 1.5 132.2 1.7
South 122.6 1.2 141.9 1.3
West 151.3 1.7 156.6 1.9
Ownership/control of hospital Private, not-for-profit 129.3 1.0 144.9 1.1
Private, for-profit 129.6 1.9 145.4 2.0
Public 131.9 1.7 147.4 2.0
Teaching status of hospital Teaching 133.1 1.3 147.5 1.4
Non-teaching 127.6 1.0 144.0 1.1
Location of hospital Metropolitan-large 131.5 1.1 146.8 1.1
Metropolitan-small 130.4 1.4 148.9 1.5
Micropolitan 121.6 2.6 130.3 2.7
Noncore 105.1 3.7 116.9 4.2
Bed size of hospital Less than 100 114.6 2.2 127.0 2.4
100-299 129.1 1.3 144.6 1.3
300-499 130.3 1.4 146.8 1.5
500 or more 134.8 1.4 152.1 1.7

a 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.

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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