Table 10_1_21-1

2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

The National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is a comprehensive national overview of quality of health care in the United States. It is organized around four dimensions of quality of care: effectiveness, patient safety, timeliness, and patient centeredness.

Table 10_1_21.1
Adverse events in patients receiving knee replacement, United States, 2004 and 2006a
Population group20062004
ExposedAdverse eventsPercentSEExposedAdverse eventsPercentSE
Total651263.990.77603304.980.89
AgeUnder 65********
65–74322144.351.14314144.461.17
75 and over****240135.421.46
GenderMale****225114.891.44
Female424174.010.95378195.031.12
RaceWhite596233.860.79561284.990.92
Other********
DiabetesYes********
No494193.850.87483244.970.99
ObesityYes********
No534213.930.84520275.190.97
Cerebrovascular diseaseYes********
No600233.830.78548264.750.91
CHF/pulmonary edemaYes********
No608223.620.76562264.630.89
COPDYes********
No557203.590.79505214.160.89
SmokingYes********
No613243.920.78573284.890.90
CancerYesDNADNADNADNA****
NoDNADNADNADNA503224.370.91
CorticosteroidsYes********
No636264.090.79590305.090.90
Coronary artery diseaseYes****121119.092.61
No510193.730.84482193.940.89
Renal diseaseYes********
No602223.650.76574254.360.85

a Data include Medicare beneficiaries discharged from January to December.

DNA - Data have not been analyzed.

* - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: CHF: congestive heart failure; COPD: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; SE: standard error.

Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Medicare Patient Safety Monitoring System.

 

Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 10_1_21-1: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr08/10_patientsafety/T10_1_21-1.html