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Trends in Septicemia Hospitalizations and Readmissions in Selected HCUP States, 2005 and 2010: Statistical Brief #161.


Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Statistical Briefs [Internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2006-.
2013 Sep.


This Statistical Brief builds on comparisons between 2000 and 2009 data on septicemia-related hospitalizations that were presented in a previous report by examining trends in septicemia hospitalizations for 2005 and 2010. It focuses on the subpopulation with two or more septicemia admissions during the year. Seven geographically diverse States are included in these analyses: Arizona, California, Florida, Nebraska, New York, Utah, and Washington. In addition to describing growth in the number of septicemia hospitalizations, this analysis provides estimates of the number of distinct individuals with a septicemia hospitalization and the number of individuals with multiple septicemia admissions during the year. Changes in the number of admissions, characteristics of patients, average length of stay, and discharge disposition are examined for patients with one hospital stay for septicemia and compared to those with multiple septicemia hospitalizations, using data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) State Inpatient Databases (SID). Estimates of average length of stay and discharge disposition for the subgroup with more than one hospitalization are made in reference to the index (initial) hospitalization. Unless otherwise stated, differences between estimates noted in the text are statistically significant at the 0.05 level or better.

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