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Hospital Discharges per 1,000 Medicare Enrollees, by Gender and Type of Admission
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        • DENOMINATOR DEFINITION:
        • 100% of Medicare enrollees age 65-99 with full Part A entitlement and no HMO enrollment during the measurement period. Age, gender, race, and eligibility are determined using the Denominator file.

        • NUMERATOR DEFINITION:
        • Number of discharges, classified as medical or surgical using the Medicare diagnosis-related group (DRG) system. Medical DRGs: 9-35, 43-48, 64-74, 78-102, 121-145, 172-190, 202-208, 235-256, 271-284, 294-301, 316-333, 346-352, 366-369, 372-373, 376, 378-380, 382-391, 395-399, 403-405, 409-414, 416-423, 425-433, 444-455, 462-467, 473, 475, 487, 489-490, 492, 505, 508-511, 521-524. Surgical DRGs: 1-3, 6-8, 36-42, 49-63, 75-77, 103-111, 113-120, 146-171, 191-201, 209-213, 216-220, 223-230, 232-234, 257-270, 285-293, 302-315, 334-345, 353-365, 370-371, 374-375, 377, 381, 392-394, 401-402, 406-408, 415, 424, 439-443, 461, 471, 476-482, 484-486, 488, 491, 493-504, 506-507, 512-513, 515-520, 525-543.

        • ADJUSTMENTS:
        • Rates are adjusted for age, sex and race using the indirect method, using the U.S. Medicare population as the standard. Gender-specific rates are age and race adjusted; race-specific rates are age and sex adjusted.




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