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Discharges for Bacterial Pneumonia per 1,000 Medicare Enrollees, by Gender
(Gender: Overall; Year: 2014)
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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:
      • Numerator counts are based on ICD-9-CM diagnosis codes. Surgical codes are usually excluded to ensure that the admission was for a medical condition. Bacterial Pneumonia: 481xx, 482.2x, 482.3x, 482.9x, 483xx, 485xx, 486xx: excl. secondary dx 282.6x.

      • 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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