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Table 2.28a
Iatrogenic pneumothorax per 1,000 discharges (excluding obstetrical admissions and patients with trauma, thoracic surgery, lung or pleural biopsy, or cardiac surgerya), age 18 and over, United States, 2003 and 2004
Population group 2004 2003
Rateb Standard error Rateb Standard error
Total   0.594 0.005 0.581 0.005
Age 18-44 0.342 0.008 0.391 0.008
45-64 0.536 0.008 0.545 0.008
65 and over 0.758 0.008 0.701 0.008
   65-69 0.654 0.018 0.642 0.018
   70-74 0.756 0.017 0.648 0.017
   75-79 0.869 0.018 0.844 0.017
   80-84 0.924 0.018 0.752 0.018
   85 and over 0.579 0.016 0.601 0.016
Gender Male 0.565 0.007 0.529 0.007
Female 0.628 0.007 0.633 0.007
Median income of patient's ZIP Code Less than $25,000 0.579 0.022 0.567 0.022
$25,000-$34,999 0.544 0.010 0.603 0.011
$35,000-$44,999 0.598 0.009 0.575 0.009
$45,000 or more 0.619 0.007 0.578 0.007
Location of patient residence Metropolitan-large 0.586 0.007 0.580 0.007
Metropolitan-small 0.646 0.009 0.578 0.009
Micropolitan 0.526 0.014 0.641 0.014
Noncore 0.575 0.016 0.519 0.017
Expected payment source Private insurance 0.580 0.010 0.588 0.010
Medicare 0.607 0.006 0.566 0.006
Medicaid 0.596 0.017 0.685 0.017
Other insurance 0.578 0.031 0.579 0.031
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge 0.502 0.023 0.571 0.026
Region of inpatient treatment Northeast 0.539 0.011 0.567 0.010
Midwest 0.552 0.010 0.541 0.010
South 0.610 0.008 0.584 0.008
West 0.688 0.012 0.648 0.012
Ownership/control of hospital Private, not-for-profit 0.598 0.006 0.596 0.006
Private, for-profit 0.555 0.013 0.453 0.013
Public 0.616 0.013 0.631 0.014
Teaching status of hospital Teaching 0.683 0.009 0.701 0.008
Non-teaching 0.555 0.006 0.522 0.006
Location of hospital Metropolitan-large 0.610 0.007 0.597 0.006
Metropolitan-small 0.660 0.009 0.612 0.009
Micropolitan 0.432 0.015 0.521 0.016
Noncore 0.255 0.024 0.272 0.024
Bed size of hospital Less than 100 0.375 0.014 0.324 0.014
100-299 0.534 0.008 0.519 0.008
300-499 0.652 0.009 0.645 0.009
500 or more 0.749 0.011 0.750 0.010

a Includes barotrauma (including acute respiratory distress syndrome) and central line placement.

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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