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Table 2 Potentially Preventable Complication Rates Select Categories Syracuse Hospitals January - September 2008 - 2010

From: Reducing potentially preventable complications at the multi hospital level

  PPC Rate Per 1,000 Dchgs Percent Difference p Value PPC Rate Difference from Severity Adjusted Comparison Benchmark Rate Difference
  2008 - 2010   2008 2009 2010 2008 - 2010
Community General       
   Hospital       
Clostridium Difficile Colitis -34.96 0.05 1.42 1.62 0.49 -0.93
Urinary Tract Infection -48.92 0.04 1.19 -1.72 -4.99 -6.18
Post-Hemorrhage & Other Acute Anemia -100 0.01 2.28 3.71 -3.25 -5.53
Venous Thrombosis -10.6 0.11 0.34 0.14 0.04 -0.3
Pulmonary Embolism 61.9 0.05 -0.1 -0.22 0.38 0.48
Crouse Hospital       
Urinary Tract Infection 1.38 0.15 -0.54 2.11 1.09 1.63
Decubitus Ulcer 8.33 0.25 -0.12 0.17 -0.11 0.01
Pulmonary Embolism 7.59 0.22 0.8 0.26 0.86 0.06
Infection Due to Central Venous Catheters 8.7 0.31 0.69 0.75 0.75 0.06
St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center       
   Health Center       
Pneumonia & Other Lung Infections -19.21 0.05 4.96 3.38 1.73 -3.23
Post-Hemorrhage & Other Acute Anemia -100 0.01 5.73 -0.13 -2.3 -8.03
Decubitus Ulcer -25.97 0.05 2.01 0.57 1.03 -0.98
Total with One or More PPCs       
Community General Hospital -33.59 0.04 7.93 4.03 4.57 -3.36
Crouse Hospital 15.37 0.07 -6.82 3.35 3.1 9.92
St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center -17.23 0.05 7.45 -0.59 1.31 -6.14
  1. Benchmark data based on California and New York State inpatient hospital discharges, 2007.
  2. Source: Hospital Executive Council data.