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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: 2014; Region Levels: State)
    Alabama 22.9%
    Alaska 23.6%
    Arizona 14.6%
    Arkansas 19.5%
    California 22.7%
    Colorado 15.4%
    Connecticut 22.5%
    Delaware 16.7%
    District of Columbia 24.8%
    Florida 17.7%
    Georgia 17.7%
    Hawaii 22.9%
    Idaho 16.1%
    Illinois 19.9%
    Indiana 19.5%
    Iowa 16.2%
    Kansas 19.4%
    Kentucky 21.7%
    Louisiana 20.4%
    Maine 19.9%
    Maryland 21.6%
    Massachusetts 22.2%
    Michigan 18.4%
    Minnesota 18.7%
    Mississippi 22.8%
    Missouri 21.2%
    Montana 17.4%
    Nebraska 19.8%
    Nevada 21.5%
    New Hampshire 18.8%
    New Jersey 24.9%
    New Mexico 17.6%
    New York 28.6%
    North Carolina 20.3%
    North Dakota 23.3%
    Ohio 16.5%
    Oklahoma 20.3%
    Oregon 17.2%
    Pennsylvania 18.8%
    Rhode Island 16.7%
    South Carolina 19.8%
    South Dakota 18.2%
    Tennessee 21.8%
    Texas 18.3%
    Utah 13.9%
    Vermont 22.3%
    Virginia 22.8%
    Washington 19.8%
    West Virginia 22.9%
    Wisconsin 17.0%
    Wyoming 19.5%
    National Average 20.3%
    90th Percentile 23.3%
    50th Percentile 19.8%
    10th Percentile 16.2%
        • 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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