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Top 10 most frequently occurring hospital-acquired conditions in 2012

The Partnership for Patients is a federal initiative with over 3,700 participating hospitals nationwide that is intended to improve patient safety.  Data are available for 2011 and 2012 on the rate of hospital-acquired conditions per 1,000 discharges for specific conditions in this brief document.  Here are the 2012 rates for this large group of hospitals.

Most Frequently Occurring Hospital-Acquired Conditions / 1,000 Discharges

  • 39.43 pressure ulcer
  • 23.21 adverse drug event associated with hypoglycemic agents
  • 10.58 catheter-associated urinary tract infections
  •  9.52 adverse drug event associated with low molecular weight Heparin and Factor Xa inhibitor
  •  7.16 falls
  •  5.25 contrast nephropathy associated with catheter angiography
  •  4.53 adverse drug event associated with Warfarin
  •  4.33 adverse drug event associated with IV Heparin
  •  3.74 mechanical complications associated with central venous catheters
  •  3.30 Hospital-acquired antibiotic-associated C. difficile

Total for This Group of Hospitals in 2012

  • 132 hospital-acquired conditions / 1,000 discharges
  • 4,337,000 total number of hospital-acquired conditions

Total for This Group of Hospitals in 2011

  • 142 hospital-acquired conditions / 1,000 discharges
  • 4,659,000 total number of hospital-acquired conditions

Sources:

U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. About the Partnership for Patients.  Click here for access to this webpage: http://partnershipforpatients.cms.gov/about-the-partnership/aboutthepartnershipforpatients.html

U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (2014, Sept.). Updated Information on the Annual Hospital-Acquired Condition Rate: 2011 and 2012.  Click here for access to this document: http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/pfp/hacrate2011-12.html

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