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

Postoperative abdominal wound dehiscence in hospital (excluding obstetric and neonatal conditions; 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 1.580 0.074
Patient characteristic
Age groups for conditions affecting any age
  0-17 0.102 0.033
  18-44 0.486 0.051
  45-64 2.335 0.158
  65 and over 7.378 0.407
Age groups for conditions affecting primarily elderly
  65-69 6.810 0.621
  70-74 7.408 0.697
  75-79 8.330 0.775
  80-84 7.611 0.985
  85 and over 7.066 1.125
  Male 2.306 0.123
  Female 1.037 0.070
Median income of patient zip
  Less than $25,000 1.772 0.245
  $25,000-$34,999 1.711 0.149
  $35,000-$44,999 1.678 0.141
  $45,000 or more 1.378 0.095
Location of patient residence
  MSA 1.479 0.078
  Non-MSA 1.765 0.151
Hospital characteristic
Location of inpatient treatment
  Northeast 1.821 0.198
  Midwest 1.910 0.170
  South 1.481 0.110
  West 1.119 0.131

aThat is, includes admissions specifically for such wound dehiscence, such as cases from earlier admissions or from other hospitals.

bRates 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 2.18a: National Patient Safety - Complications of Care, 2000 Table 2.19: National Patient Safety - Complications of Care, 2000

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