Table 1Inpatient risk-adjusted mortality rates for select diagnoses and procedures, 1994–2004

Deaths per 1,000 admissions
Inpatient hospital care1994199720002001200220032004
 Acute myocardial infarction (heart attack)125112*104*100*10086*82*
 Congestive heart failure6757*53*49*47*42*38*
 Gastrointestinal hemorrhage4639*36*34*34*29*25*
 Hip fracture4435*36*35*3531*28*
 Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair10310195*87*94*80*74*
 Carotid endarterectomy (CEA)129*8*7*8*7*7
 Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)4845*40*37*35*32*28*
 Hip replacement44*3*33*2*2
 Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA)1616*15*15*1412*12*

The rate relative to the rate in the previous column is statistically different at p<0.05.

Source: AHRQ, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample, 1994–2004.

From: Trends in Hospital Risk-Adjusted Mortality for Select Diagnoses and Procedures, 1994–2004

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