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Table 2.26
Failure to rescue or deaths per 1,000 discharges having developed specified complications of care during hospitalization (excluding patients transferred in or out and patients admitted from long-term care facilities), ages 18-74, United States, 2003 and 2004
Population group 2004 2003
Ratea Standard error Ratea Standard error
Total   119.0 0.3 124.5 0.3
Age 18-44 73.2 0.6 77.9 0.6
45-64 120.5 0.4 126.6 0.5
65-74 142.7 0.5 147.8 0.6
Gender Male 128.6 0.4 135.1 0.4
Female 108.6 0.4 113.2 0.4
Median income of patient's ZIP Code Less than $25,000 124.0 1.2 134.0 1.2
$25,000-$34,999 118.5 0.6 125.4 0.7
$35,000-$44,999 117.6 0.6 124.0 0.6
$45,000 or more 119.4 0.5 122.9 0.5
Location of patient residence Metropolitan-large 121.5 0.4 127.6 0.4
Metropolitan-small 117.3 0.6 124.5 0.6
Micropolitan 115.4 0.9 117.6 1.0
Noncore 111.3 1.1 107.0 1.2
Expected payment source Private insurance 112.2 0.6 119.1 0.6
Medicare 118.5 0.4 123.2 0.4
Medicaid 127.1 0.8 134.7 0.8
Other insurance 120.1 1.7 124.7 1.8
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge 135.6 1.3 139.0 1.4
Region of inpatient treatment Northeast 138.3 0.7 138.5 0.7
Midwest 102.8 0.6 104.8 0.7
South 114.1 0.5 120.1 0.5
West 132.4 0.7 142.1 0.7
Ownership/control of hospital Private, not-for-profit 119.2 0.3 124.4 0.4
Private, for-profit 114.1 0.8 123.7 0.9
Public 122.4 0.8 125.7 0.8
Teaching status of hospital Teaching 126.3 0.5 129.3 0.5
Non-teaching 115.1 0.4 121.6 0.4
Location of hospital Metropolitan-large 122.0 0.4 127.4 0.4
Metropolitan-small 117.6 0.5 125.6 0.6
Micropolitan 109.5 1.1 108.5 1.2
Noncore 99.0 1.8 90.7 1.8
Bed size of hospital Less than 100 101.1 1.0 102.2 1.1
100-299 121.0 0.5 122.3 0.5
300-499 113.5 0.5 125.1 0.6
500 or more 129.0 0.6 134.1 0.6

a 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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