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Percent of Medicare Decedents Hospitalized At Least Once During the Last Six Months of Life, by Race and Level of Care Intensity
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    Percent of Medicare Decedents Hospitalized At Least Once During the Last Six Months of Life, by Race and Level of Care Intensity
    (Race: Overall; Level of Care Intensity: Overall; Year: 2015; Region Levels: State)
    Alabama 67.4%
    Alaska 57.3%
    Arizona 61.5%
    Arkansas 68.7%
    California 63.6%
    Colorado 58.2%
    Connecticut 68.4%
    Delaware 67.0%
    District of Columbia 62.4%
    Florida 69.5%
    Georgia 65.7%
    Hawaii 57.2%
    Idaho 51.7%
    Illinois 70.0%
    Indiana 65.7%
    Iowa 62.4%
    Kansas 65.7%
    Kentucky 69.8%
    Louisiana 68.4%
    Maine 59.7%
    Maryland 67.4%
    Massachusetts 65.2%
    Michigan 67.7%
    Minnesota 59.5%
    Mississippi 69.4%
    Missouri 66.5%
    Montana 57.8%
    Nebraska 62.4%
    Nevada 64.5%
    New Hampshire 61.0%
    New Jersey 70.9%
    New Mexico 60.2%
    New York 69.3%
    North Carolina 65.8%
    North Dakota 62.0%
    Ohio 65.2%
    Oklahoma 66.1%
    Oregon 57.0%
    Pennsylvania 65.8%
    Rhode Island 64.0%
    South Carolina 64.7%
    South Dakota 60.0%
    Tennessee 67.2%
    Texas 66.2%
    Utah 50.1%
    Vermont 59.2%
    Virginia 67.8%
    Washington 60.5%
    West Virginia 67.1%
    Wisconsin 61.0%
    Wyoming 58.5%
    National Average 65.9%
    90th Percentile 69.4%
    50th Percentile 65.2%
    10th Percentile 57.3%
        • 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 enrollees with one or more hospital admissions within six months of the death date in the MedPAR file. ICU admission is determined by the presence of an ICU day indicator 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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