Adjusted rate per 1,000 medical and surgical stays; Northeast, in the year 2004, 2.75; in 2005, 2.38; in 2006, 2.41; in 2007, 2.28. Adjusted rate per 1,000 medical and surgical stays; West, in the year 2004, 2.64; in 2005, 2.64; in 2006, 2.36; in 2007, 2.17. Adjusted rate per 1,000 medical and surgical stays; South; in the year 2004, 2.16; in 2005, 2.21; in 2006, 2.16; in 2007, 2.05. Adjusted rate per 1,000 medical and surgical stays; Midwest; in the year 2004, 1.97; in 2005, 2.12; in 2006, 1.96; in 2007, 1.69. Rate is among those age 18 and over or obstetric admissions, and excludes immunocompromised and cancer patients, stays under two days, and admissions specifically for such infections.

Figure 3Adjusted rate of hospitalizations with infections due to medical care* by region, 2004–2007

Note: Rates are adjusted by age, gender, age-gender interactions, comorbidities, and diagnosis-related group (DRG) clusters.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample, 2004–2007, and AHRQ Quality Indicators, version 3.1.

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Rate is among those age 18 and over or obstetric admissions, and excludes immunocompromised and cancer patients, stays under two days, and admissions specifically for such infections.

From: Adult Hospital Stays with Infections Due to Medical Care, 2007

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