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Table 6 Percent distribution of types of AEs among surgical procedure categories, in Top 15 rank order by volume of procedures

From: Incidence of adverse events in an integrated US healthcare system: a retrospective observational study of 82,784 surgical hospitalizations

Procedure codes (ICD-9-CM) Surgical procedure categories Total procedures % Care management % Transfusions % Clinical support services % Falls % Medications % Invasive procedures % Other
81 Repair and plastic operations on joint structures 5,840 35.0 7.8 9.2 8.9 15.3 13.1 10.8
86 Incision of skin and subcutaneous tissue 5,542 27.9 10.9 14.2 12.7 19.0 6.6 8.6
80 Incision and excision of joint structures 4,904 31.2 5.2 7.8 11.7 27.3 9.1 7.8
13 Operations on lens 4,789 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 66.7 33.3 0.0
39 Other operations on vessels 4,654 16.6 15.2 12.7 10.4 17.1 20.3 7.8
79 Reduction of fracture and dislocation 3,020 19.9 15.4 5.0 11.9 14.4 18.4 14.9
83 Operations on muscle, fascia, and bursa, except hand 2,824 29.4 12.7 13.7 8.8 18.6 10.8 5.9
53 Repair of hernia 2,644 21.3 9.3 12.0 13.3 24.0 10.7 9.3
77 Incision, excision, and division of other bones 2,599 20.2 8.3 11.9 8.3 15.5 14.3 21.4
4 Operations on cranial and peripheral nerves 2,392 17.6 5.9 14.7 8.8 17.6 26.5 8.8
51 Operations on gallbladder and biliary tract 2,256 22.4 13.6 12.0 4.0 24.8 16.8 6.4
55 Operations on kidney 2,024 11.9 12.7 12.7 11.1 20.1 20.9 10.7
38 Incision, excision, and occlusion of vessels 1,963 20.6 8.6 11.5 8.2 18.5 21.4 11.1
68 Other incision and excision of uterus 1,873 19.0 13.0 7.0 4.0 18.0 24.0 15.0
44 Other operations on stomach 1,767 24.1 10.2 18.5 4.6 19.4 16.7 6.5
Overall for all surgical groups 87,119 20.8 11.3 12.5 8.5 19.2 17.8 9.9