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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Figure 2.11

Various nosocomial infections, by race, 2002.

Bar chart: c v c insertion site, white, 2.3 percent, black, 3.1 percent, c v c blood stream infection, white, 1.3 percent, black, 2.1 percent, postoperative pneumonia, white, 2.2 percent, black, 1.6 percent, postoperative urinary tract infection, white, 3 percent, black, 4.3 percent.

Source: Medicare Patient Safety Monitoring System, 2002. Reference population: Hospitalized Medicare beneficiaries.

Note: For findings related to all patient safety measures, see Table 2.10a. Available data do not support analyses stratified by SES.

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