Table 4

Comparison of administrative data (ICD-9 codes) with results from mortality review questionnaires

ComplicationCases identified in mortality reviewCases identified in administrative dataCases identified in review and administrative dataκ
Selected healthcare associated infections
Clostridium difficile51040.53
 CVC associated infection61210.1
 Surgical site infection201130.18
 Fungal infection5NA
 Urinary catheter associated infection700
 VRE bacteremia400
 MRSA infection71240.42
 ESBL producing bacteria15NA
 Ventilator associated pneumonia4223110.32
Selected healthcare associated complications
 Venous thromboembolism94030.11
 Adverse drug event5NA
 Fall-related injury2510.28
 Technical surgical complication85030.09
Other complications
 Anesthesia-related complication210−0.0013
 Non-surgical related complication3NA
 Equipment or device malfunction0NA
 Equipment or device misuse (human error)1NA
 Interventional radiology complication1NA
 Pressure ulcers1140−0.0018
 Bedside procedure2NA
  • CVC, Central Venous Catheter; ESBL; Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase; MRSA, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus; VRE, Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus.