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Percent of Deaths Associated With ICU Admission
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    Percent of Deaths Associated With ICU Admission
    (Year: 2014; Region Levels: State)
    Alabama 16.3%
    Alaska 13.4%
    Arizona 12.7%
    Arkansas 12.8%
    California 19.3%
    Colorado 11.2%
    Connecticut 16.5%
    Delaware 12.2%
    District of Columbia 19.3%
    Florida 14.7%
    Georgia 12.8%
    Hawaii 21.6%
    Idaho 10.3%
    Illinois 15.3%
    Indiana 14.8%
    Iowa 10.0%
    Kansas 13.3%
    Kentucky 14.8%
    Louisiana 14.5%
    Maine 11.0%
    Maryland 14.6%
    Massachusetts 14.6%
    Michigan 13.0%
    Minnesota 11.5%
    Mississippi 14.7%
    Missouri 15.6%
    Montana 10.2%
    Nebraska 13.7%
    Nevada 17.3%
    New Hampshire 12.4%
    New Jersey 20.2%
    New Mexico 13.2%
    New York 16.8%
    North Carolina 14.8%
    North Dakota 10.1%
    Ohio 12.6%
    Oklahoma 14.1%
    Oregon 11.3%
    Pennsylvania 14.2%
    Rhode Island 11.5%
    South Carolina 15.0%
    South Dakota 10.9%
    Tennessee 15.7%
    Texas 14.3%
    Utah 10.2%
    Vermont 11.8%
    Virginia 17.1%
    Washington 14.0%
    West Virginia 17.3%
    Wisconsin 10.1%
    Wyoming 11.0%
    National Average 14.7%
    90th Percentile 17.3%
    50th Percentile 14.0%
    10th Percentile 10.2%
        • DENOMINATOR DEFINITION:
        • Click here to read about changes in methods between the 2001-05 and 2003-07 analyses. The study population includes beneficiaries with one of nine chronic conditions who were enrolled in traditional (fee-for-service) Medicare and died during the measurement period. To allow for two years of follow-back for all patients, the population is restricted to those whose age on the date of death was 67 to 99 years, and to those having full Part A and Part B entitlement throughout the last two years of life. Persons enrolled in managed care organizations were excluded from the analysis. For the hospital-specific analyses, patients had to be hospitalized for chronic illness at least once during their last two years of life to be included. For regional analyses, all patients diagnosed with a chronic illness were included.

        • NUMERATOR DEFINITION:
        • Number of patients admitted to ICU or CCU during terminal hospitalization (discharge status=’B’ in 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, race, primary chronic condition, and the presence of more than one chronic condition using ordinary least squares regression.




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