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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: 2014; Region Levels: State)
    Wyoming 60.6%
    Wisconsin 60.0%
    West Virginia 66.7%
    Washington 59.2%
    Virginia 67.1%
    Vermont 59.8%
    Utah 50.0%
    Texas 65.8%
    Tennessee 66.7%
    South Dakota 60.1%
    South Carolina 64.1%
    Rhode Island 61.8%
    Pennsylvania 66.0%
    Oregon 55.6%
    Oklahoma 65.7%
    Ohio 64.5%
    North Dakota 61.6%
    North Carolina 65.3%
    New York 69.1%
    New Mexico 60.4%
    New Jersey 70.4%
    New Hampshire 59.4%
    Nevada 63.3%
    Nebraska 63.1%
    Montana 56.5%
    Missouri 65.7%
    Mississippi 69.3%
    Minnesota 58.6%
    Michigan 66.9%
    Massachusetts 64.3%
    Maryland 67.1%
    Maine 59.2%
    Louisiana 68.5%
    Kentucky 68.6%
    Kansas 65.1%
    Iowa 61.7%
    Indiana 64.8%
    Illinois 69.3%
    Idaho 51.5%
    Hawaii 57.0%
    Georgia 64.9%
    Florida 68.8%
    District of Columbia 64.2%
    Delaware 65.8%
    Connecticut 67.1%
    Colorado 57.2%
    California 63.5%
    Arkansas 68.0%
    Arizona 60.8%
    Alaska 56.9%
    Alabama 65.8%
    National Average 65.3%
    90th Percentile 68.8%
    50th Percentile 64.3%
    10th Percentile 56.9%
        • 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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