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Spring 2013 - Web Version/Print Version
Trends in Firearm-Related Emergency Department Visits and Hospitalizations in California, 1992 to 2010

“Trends in Firearm-Related Emergency Department Visits and Hospitalizations in California, 1992 to 2010" is the latest report in a continuing series of OSHPD Health Facts reporting on the uses of healthcare in California, as well as quality and safety. Utilizing OSHPD's patient data, this brief examines almost two decades of hospitalization and Emergency Department rates for the major types of intent of firearm-related injury (assault, self-inflicted, unintentional, and legal intervention) broken out by patient demographics (gender, age, race, and ethnicity). Additionally, the analysis presents county comparisons and data related to types of injury, individuals most at risk, costs, source of payment and length of hospital stay.

Fall 2011 - Web Version/Print Version
Trends in Bariatric Surgery in California Hospitals, 2005 to 2009 - 2010 Data Update | 2011 Data Update

“Trends in Bariatric Surgery in California Hospitals, 2005-2009” is another report in a continuing series of OSHPD Health Facts reporting on the quality and safety of healthcare in California. Utilizing OSHPD’s hospital patient discharge data, this brief examines hospitalization data for the five main types of bariatric surgery and examines trends in the types of people getting surgery, the safety of the procedures, and the number of surgeries performed at individual hospitals during these years.

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Fall 2011 - Web Version / Print Version
Trends in the Hospitalization of Persons Living with HIV Infection and AIDS in California, 1988 to 2008

"Trends in the Hospitalization of Persons Living with HIV Infection and AIDS in California, 1988 to 2008" is another report in a continuing series of OSHPD Health Facts reporting on the quality and safety of healthcare in California. Utilizing OSHPD's hospital patient discharge data, this brief assesses trends in the number of people infected with HIV/AIDS, their hospitalization rate, how their treatment was paid for, and their risk for dying in the hospital.

Spring 2011 - Trends in Cardiac Care in California, 1988 to 2008

Part I : Web Version / Print Version | Part II : Web Version / Print Version

"Trends in Cardiac Care in California, 1988-2008, Part I: Trends in Utilization and Resources,” and “Part II: Trends in Heart Attack Hospitalizations” is another in a continuing series of OSHPD Health Facts reporting on the quality and safety of healthcare in California. Using OSHPD’s hospital patient discharge data, this brief compares twenty-year trends in hospitalizations for acute heart attacks, examines the use of hospital based treatments for coronary artery disease and tracks declining in-hospital mortality rates over these years.

Spring 2010 - Web Version / Print Version - Readmissions to California Hospitals, 2005 to 2006

"Readmissions to California Hospitals, 2005 to 2006" is the third in OSHPD's Health Facts series reporting on healthcare in California. Using OSHPD's hospital patient discharge data, the brief profiles readmissions among California hospital patients first admitted to the hospital in 2005. More than one-third of the 1.7 million patients had at least one readmission during the 365 days following discharge. The brief covers patterns in readmissions related to patient age, race and ethnicity; who is paying for the hospital care; the patients' diagnosis at first admission to the hospital and where in the state the hospitalization occurs. Additionally, the brief shows how much readmissions add to the total bill for Medicare, Medi-Cal and other payers.

Winter 2009 - Web Version / Print Version - MRSA Infections in California Hospital Patients, 1999 to 2007

"MRSA Infections in California Hospital Patients, 1999 to 2007" is the second in the Health Facts series, reporting on healthcare in California. It uses OSHPD's hospital patient discharge data to describe trends and patterns related to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection among California hospital patients, 1999-2007. The percent of S. aureus infection cases that were resistant to antibiotic treatment are shown in relation to patients' ages, race/ethnicity, and whether they came to the hospital from home or from another healthcare setting. It also compares resistant (MRSA) and non-resistant cases in terms of their hospital costs, hospital length of stay and mortality rates.

November 2008 - Mortality in California Hospitals, 2006

Mortality in California Hospitals is the first in a series of research briefs about the quality and safety of healthcare in California's hospitals. "Mortality in California Hospitals, 2006" provides information on patient deaths that occurred in a hospital. The brief identifies in-hospital mortality rates, top 5 admitting diagnoses of patients that die in-hospital, end-of-life preferences, conditions associated with higher mortality rates and factors that most strongly predict death.

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