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Table 2 Incidence rates of adverse events identified in NACRS/ DAD/ OMHRS for subgroups of Ontario home care clients in 2008 and 2009

From: Adverse events among Ontario home care clients associated with emergency room visit or hospitalization: a retrospective cohort study

Adverse events in at risk sub-groups % (n*/ N**) clients per 1,000 client-days
2008, 2009 2008, 2009
Surgical wound infection   
(Surgical wound infection present on any ED visit or hospital admission within 30 days of a hospital discharge with open surgery but without infection recorded) 2.62 (1,286/49,086) 0.887
2.81 (1,374/48,831) 0.954
Ventilator-associated pneumonia   
(Pneumonia present on any ED visit or hospital admission within 30 days of RAI-HC assessment among clients who had ventilator documented but didn’t have pneumonia recorded at the time of assessment) 1.68 (9/537) 0.562
2.72 (15/552) 0.921
Newly-detected catheter-associated UTI   
(UTI present on any ED visit or hospital admission within 30 days of RAI-HC assessment among clients who had indwelling urinary catheter documented but didn’t have UTI recorded at the time of assessment) 8.22 (261/3,174) 2.866
8.11 (243/2,997) 2.819
Peripheral IV infection   
(Bacteremia or localized skin infection present on any ED visit or hospital admission within 60 days of RAI-HC assessment among clients who had peripheral IV infusion documented at the time of assessment) 3.17 (45/1,421) 0.547
2.76 (41/1,483) 0.475
Central line IV infection   
(Bacteremia or localized skin infection present on any ED visit or hospital admission within 60 days of RAI-HC assessment among clients who had central IV infusion documented at the time of assessment) 2.79 (59/2,118) 0.476
3.95 (93/2,352) 0.679
  1. * n = Number of home care clients with adverse event, i.e., the numerator of the incidence rate.
  2. ** N = Number of home care clients at risk of adverse event, i.e. the denominator of the incidence rate.