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Table 2 Characteristics of Health Plan Members Undergoing Cardiac Procedures

From: Developing algorithms for healthcare insurers to systematically monitor surgical site infection rates

  UnitedHealth Group Humana Inc.
Time Period 1-1-96 to 12-31-01 1-1-03 to 6-30-03
Cardiac Procedures (N) 5,787 1,106
Mean Age at Procedure 61.2 years 68.7 years
% Male 72% 66%
Mean Chronic Disease Score 1,708 3,372
Insurer Plan   
   % Medicare 1,852 (32%) 757 (68%)
   % Commercial 3,935 (68%) 349 (32%)
Hospitals (N) 104 10