2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports
|Population group||Rate||Distribution (%)|
|Event type||Adverse drug event||49.5||34.1|
|Catheter-associated urinary tract infection||12.2||8.4|
|Central line-associated bloodtream infection||0.5||0.4|
|Obstetric adverse event||2.5||1.7|
|Surgical site infection||2.9||2.0|
a The total estimate is the sum of all event types. Subtotals may not add to 100% due to rounding.
Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Medicare Patient Safety Monitoring System, 2010; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Healthcare Safety Network, 2009–2010; and AHRQ Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample, and AHRQ Quality Indicators, version 4.1.