TABLE 2.

Baseline Rates of PSI Events for Children in 2000

Patient Safety EventRate per 10 000 DischargesNo. of CasesRisk Pool for Event
Anesthesia complication6245384 295
Death in low-mortality DRG14894 190 634
Decubitus ulcer24946390 565
Failure to rescue703341548 537
Foreign body left after procedure11082 002 486
Iatrogenic pneumothorax35031 756 997
Infection as a result of medical care1323971 914 322
In-hospital postoperative hip fracture<18271 094
Postoperative hemorrhage/hematoma13444345 159
Postoperative physiologic/metabolic derangement662106 712
Postoperative respiratory failure3330992 259
Postoperative pulmonary embolism/DVT21713344 948
Postoperative sepsis10331830 986
Postoperative wound dehiscence887113 525
Technical difficulty with procedure/medical care1017321 740 677
Transfusion reaction<1122 002 486
Birth trauma—injury to neonate6817 2702 528 255
Obstetric trauma—vaginal with instrumentation2152392018 215
Obstetric trauma—vaginal without instrumentation107218 510172 591
Obstetric trauma—cesarean section3712734 198
  • DVT indicates deep venous thrombosis.