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Table 2.17b: National Patient Safety - Complications of Care, 2000

Accidental puncture or laceration during procedures in hospital (excluding obstetric and neonatal admissions; based on principal and secondary diagnoses a) per 100,000 population, by patient and hospital characteristics, United States, 2000
  Adjusted rate b
Population group Estimate Standard error
Total 34.687 1.431
Patient characteristic
Age groups for conditions affecting any age
  0-17 2.075 0.369
  18-44 17.993 0.749
  45-64 52.093 2.425
  65 and over 125.288 5.686
Age groups for conditions affecting primarily elderly
  65-69 101.708 4.862
  70-74 125.515 6.409
  75-79 148.461 7.261
  80-84 144.932 7.979
  85 and over 122.138 6.316
  Male 29.476 1.408
  Female 40.027 1.561
Median income of patient zip
  Less than $25,000 30.249 2.748
  $25,000-$34,999 34.309 2.011
  $35,000-$44,999 36.634 1.917
  $45,000 or more 33.090 1.881
Location of patient residence
  MSA 32.951 1.437
  Non-MSA 37.878 2.671
Hospital characteristic
Location of inpatient treatment
  Northeast 30.888 3.606
  Midwest 37.198 3.376
  South 35.450 2.195
  West 34.238 2.592

a That is, includes admissions specifically for such problems, such as cases from earlier admissions or from other hospitals.

b Rates are adjusted by age and sex using the total U.S. as the standard population; when reporting is by age, the adjustment is by sex only; when reporting is by sex, the adjustment is by age only.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample.

Table 2.17a: National Patient Safety - Complications of Care, 2000 Table 2.18a: National Patient Safety - Complications of Care, 2000

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