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Table 2.10
Postoperative pulmonary embolus or deep vein thrombosis (DVT) per 1,000 surgical discharges (excluding patients admitted for DVT, obstetrics, and plication of vena cava before or after surgerya), age 18 and over, United States, 2003 and 2004
Population group 2004 2003
Rateb Standard error Rateb Standard error
Total   8.95 0.03 8.61 0.03
Age 18-44 5.04 0.04 4.71 0.04
45-64 8.15 0.05 7.91 0.05
65 and over 12.49 0.06 12.01 0.06
   65-69 10.56 0.11 10.40 0.11
   70-74 11.86 0.11 11.06 0.11
   75-79 13.19 0.12 12.43 0.12
   80-84 14.08 0.14 14.01 0.14
   85 and over 13.93 0.17 13.41 0.17
Gender Male 10.47 0.05 10.07 0.05
Female 8.29 0.04 7.94 0.04
Median income of patient's ZIP Code Less than $25,000 10.24 0.15 11.05 0.16
$25,000-$34,999 8.50 0.07 8.63 0.07
$35,000-$44,999 8.70 0.06 7.94 0.06
$45,000 or more 9.18 0.04 8.83 0.04
Location of patient residence Metropolitan-large 10.03 0.04 9.77 0.04
Metropolitan-small 7.93 0.06 7.42 0.06
Micropolitan 7.63 0.09 7.01 0.09
Noncore 7.65 0.11 6.89 0.11
Expected payment source Private insurance 7.77 0.05 7.14 0.05
Medicare 9.60 0.04 9.45 0.04
Medicaid 10.76 0.12 10.70 0.12
Other insurance 8.88 0.17 8.36 0.17
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge 7.86 0.16 7.14 0.18
Region of inpatient treatment Northeast 10.07 0.07 10.83 0.07
Midwest 9.55 0.06 8.05 0.06
South 8.25 0.05 8.13 0.05
West 8.42 0.07 7.97 0.07
Ownership/control of hospital Private, not-for-profit 9.08 0.03 8.78 0.03
Private, for-profit 7.45 0.09 6.95 0.09
Public 9.62 0.09 9.20 0.09
Teaching status of hospital Teaching 11.33 0.05 11.05 0.05
Non-teaching 7.61 0.04 7.20 0.04
Location of hospital Metropolitan-large 10.18 0.04 9.90 0.04
Metropolitan-small 7.95 0.05 7.22 0.05
Micropolitan 5.72 0.11 5.22 0.11
Noncore 3.81 0.23 4.82 0.22
Bed size of hospital Less than 100 5.22 0.11 4.65 0.11
100-299 7.17 0.05 6.91 0.05
300-499 9.96 0.05 8.60 0.05
500 or more 11.23 0.06 12.29 0.06

a Also excludes admissions specifically for such thromboemboli, such as cases from earlier admissions, from other hospitals, or from other settings.

b Rates are adjusted by age, gender, age-gender interactions, comorbidities, and diagnosis related group (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, 2003 and 2004.

 

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