Bacterial pneumonia hospitalization and pneumonia inpatient mortality in Texas, 1999-2007

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dc.contributor.advisor Alai Tan en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Daniel H . Freeman en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Christine P . Baker en_US
dc.creator Chuan Hong en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011 -12 -20T16 :04 :24Z
dc.date.accessioned 2014 -02 -19T22 :04 :58Z
dc.date.available 2010 -09 -28 en_US
dc.date.available 2011 -12 -20T16 :04 :24Z
dc.date.available 2014 -02 -19T22 :04 :58Z
dc.date.created 2010 -03 -22 en_US
dc.date.issued 2010 -05 -01 en_US
dc.identifier.other etd -03222010 -103130 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 .3 /58
dc.description.abstract Bacterial pneumonia has a disproportionate impact on the elderly . It is considered as an ambulatory care -sensitive condition by the Agency for Healthcare and Research (AHRQ ) , for which good outpatient care can potentially prevent the need for hospitalization or for which early intervention can prevent complications or more severe disease that lead to death . This project evaluated the trends in bacterial Pneumonia hospitalization and pneumonia inpatient mortality rates of older Texans during 1999 -2007 , and identifies the associated individual and contextual factors . \r \nThe data were from the Texas Hospital Discharge data during 1999 -2007 , linked with US Census data and Area Resource File . Observed and adjusted rates were calculated for Texas counties . Poisson regression and logistic regression models were used to evaluate the individual and contextual factors associated with bacterial pneumonia hospitalization and pneumonia inpatient mortality rates , respectively . \r \nThe study found that both bacterial pneumonia hospitalizations and pneumonia inpatient mortality rates were decreasing during 1999 -2007 . Population aged 75 years or above and Hispanics had the highest hospitalization and inpatient mortality rates . Increasing percent of Hispanics at the county -level was associated with a significant decrease of hospitalization rate and inpatient mortality rate . More number of non -Federal MDs per capita was associated with lower hospitalization rate and inpatient mortality rate . More hospital beds was associated with lower pneumonia inpatient mortality rates . \r \nThis study suggests interventions at county -level have great potential to improve the quality of pneumonia preventive and inpatient care for older population . \r \n en_US
dc.format.medium electronic en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.rights Copyright © is held by the author . Presentation of this material on the TDL web site by The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works . en_US
dc.subject pneumonia en_US
dc.subject inpatient mortality en_US
dc.subject hospitalization en_US
dc.subject bacterial pneumonia en_US
dc.subject en_US
dc.title Bacterial pneumonia hospitalization and pneumonia inpatient mortality in Texas , 1999 -2007 en_US
dc.type.genre thesis en_US
dc.type.material text en_US
thesis.degree.name Master of Science en_US
thesis.degree.level Master en_US
thesis.degree.grantor The University of Texas Medical Branch en_US
thesis.degree.department Preventative Medicine and Community Health en_US

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Bacterial pneumonia hospitalization and pneumonia inpatient mortality in Texas, 1999-2007. The University of Texas Medical Branch. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 .3 /58 .

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