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Medical Product Safety

Hospitals reporting adverse drug events (percent)

2020 Baseline (year): 60.7 (2009)
2020 Target: 66.8
Desired Direction: Increase
Populations 2009 2012      
Total 60.7
CI 55.8 / 65.4
SE 2.4
80.6
CI 76.1 / 84.5
SE 2.1






Hospital size (staffed beds)









200-299 56.0
CI 46.4 / 65.2
SE 4.8
88.4
CI 79.1 / 93.9
SE 3.7






400-599 65.1
CI 56.2 / 73.1
SE 4.3
98.6
CI 92.4 / 99.8
SE 1.3






>=600 77.4
CI 69.0 / 84.1
SE 3.8
94.3
CI 86.8 / 97.7
SE 2.5






<50 57.1
CI 46.6 / 67.1
SE 5.3
72.8
CI 63.1 / 80.8
SE 4.5






50-99 62.5
CI 51.3 / 72.5
SE 5.5
79.7
CI 68.6 / 87.6
SE 4.8






100-199 61.6
CI 50.4 / 71.8
SE 5.5
78.7
CI 66.9 / 87.1
SE 5.1






300-399 69.1
CI 59.5 / 77.3
SE 4.6
91.2
CI 82.8 / 95.7
SE 3.1






Footnotes View Footnotes

Data are subject to revision and may have changed since a previous release.

Unless noted otherwise, any age-adjusted data are adjusted using the year 2000 standard population.

Data are not available or not collected for populations not shown.

CI: 95% confidence interval.

Non-FDA-approved pain medications on the market (number)

2020 Baseline (year): 575 (2007)
2020 Target: 518
Desired Direction:

Non-FDA-approved pain medications on the market (number)

2020 Baseline (year): 575 (2007)
2020 Target: 518
Desired Direction: Decrease
Populations 2007        
Total 575









Footnotes View Footnotes

Data are subject to revision and may have changed since a previous release.

Unless noted otherwise, any age-adjusted data are adjusted using the year 2000 standard population.

Data are not available or not collected for populations not shown.

CI: 95% confidence interval.

Emergency department visits for overdoses from oral anticoagulants (per 10,000 outpatient prescription visits)

2020 Baseline (year): 35.9 (2006-2007)
2020 Target: 32.3
Desired Direction:

Emergency department visits for overdoses from oral anticoagulants (per 10,000 outpatient prescription visits)

2020 Baseline (year): 35.9 (2006-2007)
2020 Target: 32.31
Desired Direction: Decrease
Populations 2006-20072 2008-2009      
Total 35.9
CI 19.8 / 51.9
SE 8.175
36.9
CI 20.2 / 53.6
SE 8.536






Sex









Male 32.5
CI 18.4 / 46.5
SE 7.173
36.4
CI 20.1 / 52.7
SE 8.310






Female 39.4
CI 20.0 / 58.8
SE 9.885
37.3
CI 19.4 / 55.2
SE 9.136






Age group









<18 years DSU

DSU







   0-4 years DSU

DSU







   5-11 years DSU

DSU







   12-17 years DSU

DSU







65 years and over 38.0
CI 21.2 / 54.8
SE 8.594
37.9
CI 20.3 / 55.4
SE 8.952






   75-84 years 35.4
CI 18.5 / 52.4
SE 8.648
34.6
CI 17.9 / 51.4
SE 8.549






   65-74 years 31.4
CI 18.2 / 44.6
SE 6.755
35.2
CI 17.7 / 52.7
SE 8.931






   85 years and over 60.0
CI 28.6 / 91.4
SE 16.020
50.4
CI 26.2 / 74.6
SE 12.349






18-44 years 29.5
CI 11.8 / 47.1
SE 9.003
35.8
CI 12.5 / 59.0
SE 11.854






   18-24 years DSU

DSU







   25-44 years 30.1
CI 11.9 / 48.4
SE 9.311
37.9
CI 13.7 / 62.1
SE 12.349






45-64 years 30.3
CI 20.0 / 40.6
SE 5.254
33.3
CI 20.3 / 46.2
SE 6.605






   45-54 years 34.0
CI 12.9 / 55.0
SE 10.740
33.5
CI 15.3 / 51.7
SE 9.277






   55-64 years 28.6
CI 14.2 / 43.0
SE 7.331
33.2
CI 17.4 / 48.9
SE 8.039






Footnotes View Footnotes

1Target has been revised. See Tech Specs for details.

2Baseline has been revised. See Tech Specs for details.

DSU: Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Data are subject to revision and may have changed since a previous release.

Unless noted otherwise, any age-adjusted data are adjusted using the year 2000 standard population.

Data are not available or not collected for populations not shown.

CI: 95% confidence interval.

Emergency department visits for overdoses from injectable antidiabetic (per 10,000 outpatient prescription visits)

2020 Baseline (year): 43.4 (2006-2007)
2020 Target: 39.11
Desired Direction: Decrease
Populations 2006-20072 2008-2009      
Total 43.4
CI 24.1 / 62.8
SE 9.881
34.2
CI 20.2 / 48.2
SE 7.129






Sex









Female 37.8
CI 21.0 / 54.7
SE 8.613
31.2
CI 18.1 / 44.3
SE 6.671






Male 50.4
CI 26.2 / 74.6
SE 12.347
37.6
CI 21.5 / 53.8
SE 8.249






Age group









<18 years DSU

DSU







   5-11 years DSU

DSU







   12-17 years DSU

DSU







   0-4 years DSU

DSU







18-44 years 66.9
CI 33.6 / 100.3
SE 17.003
43.4
CI 23.2 / 63.6
SE 10.328






   18-24 years 68.8
CI 23.4 / 114.2
SE 23.176
39.0
CI 15.1 / 63.0
SE 12.240






   25-44 years 66.6
CI 33.5 / 99.8
SE 16.915
44.1
CI 22.4 / 65.8
SE 11.053






45-64 years 37.3
CI 19.9 / 54.8
SE 8.916
28.3
CI 16.3 / 40.3
SE 6.133






   55-64 years 31.6
CI 17.4 / 45.8
SE 7.242
27.1
CI 15.5 / 38.7
SE 5.918






   45-54 years 45.4
CI 20.2 / 70.7
SE 12.879
30.1
CI 15.9 / 44.3
SE 7.250






65 years and over 39.4
CI 20.8 / 58.0
SE 9.501
36.1
CI 19.7 / 52.5
SE 8.386






   85 years and over 77.4
CI 25.7 / 129.1
SE 26.374
64.3
CI 22.5 / 106.2
SE 21.352






   65-74 years 27.0
CI 14.8 / 39.3
SE 6.251
24.6
CI 14.2 / 35.1
SE 5.353






   75-84 years 48.4
CI 22.8 / 74.1
SE 13.103
49.4
CI 23.2 / 75.5
SE 13.348






Footnotes View Footnotes

1Target has been revised. See Tech Specs for details.

2Baseline has been revised. See Tech Specs for details.

DSU: Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Data are subject to revision and may have changed since a previous release.

Unless noted otherwise, any age-adjusted data are adjusted using the year 2000 standard population.

Data are not available or not collected for populations not shown.

CI: 95% confidence interval.

Emergency department visits for overdoses from narrow-therapeutic-index medications (per 10,000 outpatient prescription visits)

2020 Baseline (year): 8.9 (2006-2007)
2020 Target: 8.01
Desired Direction: Decrease
Populations 2006-20072 2008-2009      
Total 8.9
CI 5.0 / 12.8
SE 2.000
7.6
CI 5.0 / 10.2
SE 1.332






Sex









Female 10.2
CI 5.1 / 15.3
SE 2.588
8.3
CI 5.3 / 11.3
SE 1.521






Male 7.6
CI 4.5 / 10.7
SE 1.601
6.7
CI 4.3 / 9.2
SE 1.259






Age group









<18 years 17.7
CI 9.4 / 26.0
SE 4.252
13.9
CI 6.3 / 21.5
SE 3.892






   0-4 years DSU

DSU







   5-11 years DSU

DSU







   12-17 years DSU

DSU







45-64 years 8.3
CI 4.7 / 11.8
SE 1.812
8.4
CI 5.2 / 11.6
SE 1.640






   55-64 years 6.5
CI 3.7 / 9.3
SE 1.421
8.6
CI 4.5 / 12.7
SE 2.095






   45-54 years 10.3
CI 4.7 / 15.8
SE 2.852
8.3
CI 4.7 / 11.9
SE 1.837






65 years and over 8.6
CI 3.8 / 13.4
SE 2.452
6.7
CI 3.6 / 9.9
SE 1.618






   85 years and over 14.2
CI 6.3 / 22.0
SE 3.989
12.0
CI 4.6 / 19.5
SE 3.813






   65-74 years DSU

7.2
CI 3.5 / 10.9
SE 1.893






   75-84 years DSU

4.2
CI 2.0 / 6.5
SE 1.159






18-44 years 8.6
CI 3.4 / 13.9
SE 2.677
7.1
CI 4.5 / 9.7
SE 1.312






   18-24 years DSU

DSU







   25-44 years 8.0
CI 3.5 / 12.5
SE 2.311
8.3
CI 5.1 / 11.5
SE 1.611






Footnotes View Footnotes

1Target has been revised. See Tech Specs for details.

2Baseline has been revised. See Tech Specs for details.

DSU: Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Data are subject to revision and may have changed since a previous release.

Unless noted otherwise, any age-adjusted data are adjusted using the year 2000 standard population.

Data are not available or not collected for populations not shown.

CI: 95% confidence interval.

Emergency department visits for medication overdoses in children (per 10,000 population, <5 years)

2020 Baseline (year): 32.7 (2007-2008)
2020 Target: 29.41
Desired Direction: Decrease
Populations 2007-20082 2009-2010      
Total 32.7
CI 25.9 / 39.6
SE 3.488
35.9
CI 27.9 / 43.8
SE 4.051






Sex









Female 30.7
CI 23.6 / 37.7
SE 3.594
35.5
CI 28.1 / 43.0
SE 3.807






Male 34.7
CI 27.6 / 41.9
SE 3.636
36.2
CI 27.5 / 44.8
SE 4.421






Footnotes View Footnotes

1Target has been revised. See Tech Specs for details.

2Baseline has been revised. See Tech Specs for details.

Data are subject to revision and may have changed since a previous release.

Unless noted otherwise, any age-adjusted data are adjusted using the year 2000 standard population.

Data are not available or not collected for populations not shown.

CI: 95% confidence interval.