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