Table 2

Complication categories by year

20072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
Patients reported (n)506 257633 952684 460721 536783 476830 774827 289858 362912 816963 134997 970
Acute renal failure3523 (0.7)4568 (0.7)5181 (0.7)5347 (0.7)5479 (0.7)5555 (0.7)5687 (0.7)4249 (0.5)4738 (0.5)4814 (0.5)4411 (0.4)
ARDS6551 (1.2)7198 (1.1)7530 (1.1)7766 (1.0)9743 (1.2)7863 (0.9)6357 (0.7)4146 (0.5)3404 (0.4)3210 (0.3)2634 (0.3)
Cardiac arrest with CPR2824 (0.6)4274 (0.7)4453 (0.6)4561 (0.6)5143 (0.6)5694 (0.7)5366 (0.6)5140 (0.6)6295 (0.7)6041 (0.6)6086 (0.6)
Deep SSI111 (0.0)261 (0.0)349 (0.1)530 (0.1)633 (0.1)805 (0.1)796 (0.1)901 (0.1)974 (0.1)1090 (0.1)882 (0.1)
DVT/thrombophlebitis3688 (0.7)4884 (0.7)5068 (0.7)4209 (0.6)5792 (0.7)5913 (0.7)5707 (0.7)5526 (0.6)5386 (0.6)5194 (0.5)4766 (0.5)
Myocardial infarction1093 (0.2)1471 (0.2)1415 (0.2)1465 (0.2)1879 (0.2)2008 (0.2)2027 (0.2)1663 (0.2)1627 (0.2)1514 (0.2)1449 (0.1)
Organ/space SSI938 (0.2)1163 (0.2)1382 (0.2)1394 (0.2)1352 (0.2)2689 (0.2)2485 (0.1)1139 (0.1)1131 (0.1)798 (0.1)788 (0.1)
Pneumonia10 827 (2.1)14 062 (2.1)15 133 (2.1)15 211 (2.0)16 379 (2.0)16 909 (2.0)15 547 (1.8)14 717 (1.6)14 214 (1.5)N/AN/A
PE1492 (0.3)2160 (0.3)2141 (0.3)2157 (0.3)2191 (0.3)2457 (0.3)2276 (0.3)2341 (0.3)2422 (0.3)2440 (0.2)2409 (0.2)
Stroke/CVA483 (0.1)737 (0.1)953 (0.1)1019 (0.1)1049 (0.1)1898 (0.2)2026 (0.2)1778 (0.2)1817 (0.2)1948 (0.2)2016 (0.2)
Superficial SSI647 (0.2)849 (0.1)1109 (0.2)1124 (0.1)1153 (0.1)1324 (0.2)N/A1138 (0.1)1314 (0.1)1065 (0.1)776 (0.1)
Systemic sepsis3489 (0.7)4004 (0.6)4003 (0.6)3950 (0.5)N/A2305 (0.3)2603 (0.3)2797 (0.3)3109 (0.3)2564 (0.3)2507 (0.3)
  • Numbers indicate the total number of patients for the year in question (incidence %).

  • Pneumonia was not included for 2016 and 2017 due to changes in data definition.

  • Data on superficial SSI and sepsis were not available for years 2013 and 2011, respectively.

  • ARDS, acute respiratory distress syndrome; CPR, cardiopulmonary resuscitation; CVA, cerebrovascular accident; DVT, deep venous thrombosis; N/A, not available; PE, pulmonary embolism; SSI, surgical site infection.