Table 10_3_5-1

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_3_5.1
Hospital patients with an anticoagulant-related adverse drug event with low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) and factor Xa, United States, 2004 and 2006a
Population group20062004
ExposedAdverse eventsPercentSEExposedAdverse eventsPercentSE
Total5,9373095.200.294,6494499.660.43
AgeUnder 65811344.190.70620518.231.10
65–741,8551065.710.541,4971238.220.71
75–842,1411155.370.491,75118910.790.74
85 and over1,130544.780.637818611.011.12
GenderMale2,4861435.750.471,94219710.140.69
Female3,4511664.810.362,7072529.310.56
RaceWhite5,1122675.220.313,9773859.680.47
Black553356.331.044494910.911.47
Other****223156.731.68
DiabetesYes2,1261356.350.531,5661539.770.75
No3,8111744.570.343,0832969.600.53
ObesityYes981575.810.75707679.481.10
No4,9562525.080.313,9423829.690.47
Cerebrovascular diseaseYes1,341715.290.611,10211810.710.93
No4,5962385.180.333,5473319.330.49
CHF/pulmonary edemaYes2,0601396.750.551,65519811.960.80
No3,8771704.380.332,9942518.380.51
COPDYes2,0851296.190.531,57216910.750.78
No3,8521804.670.343,0772809.100.52
SmokingYes945525.500.74681679.841.14
No4,9922575.150.313,9683829.630.47
CancerYesDNADNADNADNA1,09913312.100.98
NoDNADNADNADNA3,5503168.900.48
CorticosteroidsYes493193.850.873594011.141.66
No5,4442905.330.304,2904099.530.45
Coronary artery diseaseYes2,7371696.170.462,44726210.710.63
No3,2001404.380.362,2021878.490.59
Renal diseaseYes1,6051459.030.721,02915615.161.12
No4,3321643.790.293,6202938.090.45

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_3_5-1: 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_3_5-1.html