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Table 2.30a
Transfusion reactions per 1,000 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   0.004 0.001 0.005 0.001
Age 18-44 DSU DSU DSU DSU
45-64 DSU DSU DSU DSU
65 and over 0.005 0.001 0.006 0.002
Gender Male DSU DSU DSU DSU
Female 0.005 0.001 0.005 0.001
Median income of patient's ZIP Code Less than $25,000 DSU DSU DSU DSU
$25,000-$34,999 DSU DSU DSU DSU
$35,000-$44,999 DSU DSU DSU DSU
$45,000 or more 0.006 0.002 DSU DSU
Location of patient residence Metropolitan-large 0.004 0.001 0.004 0.001
Metropolitan-small DSU DSU DSU DSU
Micropolitan DSU DSU DSU DSU
Noncore DSU DSU DSU DSU
Expected payment source Private insurance 0.007 0.002 DSU DSU
Medicare 0.004 0.001 0.006 0.001
Medicaid DSU DSU DSU DSU
Other insurance DSU DSU DSU DSU
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge DSU DSU DSU DSU
Region of inpatient treatment Northeast DSU DSU DSU DSU
Midwest DSU DSU DSU DSU
South DSU DSU 0.007 0.002
West DSU DSU DSU DSU
Ownership/control of hospital Private, not-for-profit 0.005 0.001 0.004 0.001
Private, for-profit DSU DSU DSU DSU
Public DSU DSU DSU DSU
Teaching status of hospital Teaching DSU DSU DSU DSU
Non-teaching 0.004 0.001 0.006 0.001
Location of hospital Metropolitan-large 0.005 0.001 0.004 0.001
Metropolitan-small DSU DSU DSU DSU
Micropolitan DSU DSU DSU DSU
Noncore DSU DSU DSU DSU
Bed size of hospital Less than 100 DSU DSU DSU DSU
100-299 DSU DSU 0.005 0.001
300-499 DSU DSU DSU DSU
500 or more DSU DSU DSU DSU

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

b No risk adjustment is performed because outcome of interest is relatively rare event.

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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