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Table 2.15a
Foreign body accidentally left in during procedure per 1,000 medical and surgical discharges,a age 18 and over or obstetric admissions, United States, 2003 and 2004
Population group 2004 2003
Rateb Standard error Rateb Standard error
Total   0.085 0.004 0.086 0.004
Age 18-44 0.074 0.007 0.081 0.007
45-64 0.105 0.008 0.116 0.009
65 and over 0.081 0.006 0.072 0.005
   65-69 0.105 0.015 0.092 0.014
   70-74 0.097 0.014 0.113 0.016
   75-79 0.090 0.013 0.076 0.012
   80-84 0.055 0.010 0.055 0.010
   85 and over 0.062 0.011 0.026 0.007
Gender Male 0.084 0.006 0.093 0.007
Female 0.086 0.005 0.082 0.005
Median income of patient's ZIP Code Less than $25,000 0.048 0.013 0.057 0.013
$25,000-$34,999 0.088 0.008 0.079 0.008
$35,000-$44,999 0.091 0.007 0.083 0.007
$45,000 or more 0.085 0.006 0.095 0.006
Location of patient residence Metropolitan-large 0.077 0.005 0.084 0.006
Metropolitan-small 0.095 0.009 0.086 0.008
Micropolitan 0.090 0.012 0.093 0.013
Noncore 0.101 0.015 0.093 0.015
Expected payment source Private insurance 0.093 0.007 0.106 0.008
Medicare 0.083 0.006 0.078 0.006
Medicaid 0.068 0.009 0.070 0.009
Other insurance 0.151 0.029 0.105 0.024
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge 0.058 0.013 0.064 0.015
Region of inpatient treatment Northeast 0.081 0.011 0.077 0.009
Midwest 0.089 0.009 0.099 0.010
South 0.080 0.006 0.080 0.006
West 0.097 0.012 0.093 0.010
Ownership/control of hospital Private, not-for-profit 0.086 0.005 0.087 0.005
Private, for-profit 0.075 0.010 0.076 0.010
Public 0.089 0.016 0.095 0.013
Teaching status of hospital Teaching 0.098 0.009 0.105 0.009
Non-teaching 0.079 0.005 0.077 0.005
Location of hospital Metropolitan-large 0.086 0.006 0.086 0.006
Metropolitan-small 0.090 0.008 0.091 0.008
Micropolitan 0.080 0.013 0.088 0.014
Noncore DSU DSU 0.051 0.013
Bed size of hospital Less than 100 0.062 0.009 0.066 0.009
100-299 0.082 0.007 0.077 0.006
300-499 0.090 0.009 0.093 0.008
500 or more 0.097 0.009 0.107 0.012

a Also excludes admissions specifically for treatment of foreign body left, such as cases from earlier admissions or from other hospitals.

b No risk adjustment is performed for this outcome of interest.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

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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