Percent of Decedents Spending 7 or More Days in ICU/CCU During the Last Six Months of Life, by Gender
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    Percent of Decedents Spending 7 or More Days in ICU/CCU During the Last Six Months of Life, by Gender
    (Gender: Overall; Year: 2012; Region Levels: State)
    Alabama 14.2%
    Alaska 8.3%
    Arizona 15.7%
    Arkansas 9.8%
    California 19.4%
    Colorado 9.7%
    Connecticut 14.5%
    Delaware 14.6%
    District of Columbia 15.5%
    Florida 21.7%
    Georgia 13.1%
    Hawaii 13.1%
    Idaho 5.9%
    Illinois 17.4%
    Indiana 13.8%
    Iowa 8.1%
    Kansas 10.4%
    Kentucky 16.6%
    Louisiana 14.1%
    Maine 5.5%
    Maryland 12.5%
    Massachusetts 8.7%
    Michigan 13.9%
    Minnesota 6.5%
    Mississippi 12.2%
    Missouri 14.3%
    Montana 8.3%
    Nebraska 9.3%
    Nevada 19.6%
    New Hampshire 7.4%
    New Jersey 23.5%
    New Mexico 11.6%
    New York 12.4%
    North Carolina 13.3%
    North Dakota 4.2%
    Ohio 15.5%
    Oklahoma 11.8%
    Oregon 5.9%
    Pennsylvania 15.3%
    Rhode Island 8.9%
    South Carolina 14.7%
    South Dakota 8.3%
    Tennessee 15.1%
    Texas 17.1%
    Utah 6.9%
    Vermont 4.4%
    Virginia 16.5%
    Washington 9.7%
    West Virginia 16.8%
    Wisconsin 6.6%
    Wyoming 6.9%
    National Average 14.7%
    90th Percentile 17.4%
    50th Percentile 12.5%
    10th Percentile 5.9%
        • 100% of Medicare enrollees age 65-99 who died during the measurement year with full Part A entitlement and no HMO enrollment during the measurement period. Age, gender, race, and eligibility are determined using the Denominator file.

        • Number of patients spending 7 or more days in ICU within six months of the death date in the MedPAR file. For stays that began prior to the six-month period before the death date, only the portion of the event that occurred within the six-month window is used. ICU days are determined by the following indicators in the MedPAR claim: ICARECNT (intensive care day count), CRNRYDAY (coronary care day count).

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


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