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Percent of Medicare Deaths Occurring in Hospital, by Race
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    Percent of Medicare Deaths Occurring in Hospital, by Race
    (Race: Overall; Year: 2015; Region Levels: State)
    Alabama 23.1%
    Alaska 22.3%
    Arizona 14.7%
    Arkansas 18.7%
    California 22.7%
    Colorado 15.0%
    Connecticut 22.2%
    Delaware 16.8%
    District of Columbia 24.5%
    Florida 17.1%
    Georgia 17.0%
    Hawaii 21.2%
    Idaho 15.5%
    Illinois 19.3%
    Indiana 19.1%
    Iowa 17.0%
    Kansas 19.0%
    Kentucky 22.7%
    Louisiana 19.5%
    Maine 19.7%
    Maryland 21.8%
    Massachusetts 23.0%
    Michigan 18.6%
    Minnesota 18.9%
    Mississippi 22.0%
    Missouri 21.0%
    Montana 16.6%
    Nebraska 20.2%
    Nevada 21.9%
    New Hampshire 20.5%
    New Jersey 24.6%
    New Mexico 17.8%
    New York 28.1%
    North Carolina 20.2%
    North Dakota 21.9%
    Ohio 16.3%
    Oklahoma 19.8%
    Oregon 17.4%
    Pennsylvania 18.6%
    Rhode Island 17.6%
    South Carolina 19.4%
    South Dakota 17.6%
    Tennessee 21.5%
    Texas 18.3%
    Utah 13.2%
    Vermont 21.7%
    Virginia 22.7%
    Washington 20.3%
    West Virginia 21.6%
    Wisconsin 17.2%
    Wyoming 19.3%
    National Average 20.1%
    90th Percentile 23.0%
    50th Percentile 19.5%
    10th Percentile 16.3%
        • DENOMINATOR DEFINITION:
        • 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.

        • NUMERATOR DEFINITION:
        • Number of deaths occurring in a hospital (discharge status=’B’ in MedPAR file).

        • 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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