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Percent of Cancer Patients Receiving Life Sustaining Procedure during the Last Month of Life
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    Percent of Cancer Patients Receiving Life Sustaining Procedure during the Last Month of Life
    (Year: 2012; Region Levels: State)
    Alabama 10.7%
    Alaska 6.6%
    Arizona 10.8%
    Arkansas 9.8%
    California 13.2%
    Colorado 8.0%
    Connecticut 10.4%
    Delaware 9.8%
    District of Columbia 14.3%
    Florida 11.9%
    Georgia 10.0%
    Hawaii 9.4%
    Idaho 7.4%
    Illinois 11.3%
    Indiana 10.1%
    Iowa 6.6%
    Kansas 6.7%
    Kentucky 10.5%
    Louisiana 9.6%
    Maine 6.1%
    Maryland 11.8%
    Massachusetts 9.1%
    Michigan 11.7%
    Minnesota 4.7%
    Mississippi 11.0%
    Missouri 9.5%
    Montana 6.1%
    Nebraska 8.0%
    Nevada 15.2%
    New Hampshire 6.6%
    New Jersey 14.3%
    New Mexico 8.4%
    New York 12.4%
    North Carolina 8.3%
    North Dakota 7.2%
    Ohio 11.0%
    Oklahoma 9.2%
    Oregon 6.0%
    Pennsylvania 10.4%
    Rhode Island 11.2%
    South Carolina 9.6%
    South Dakota 4.9%
    Tennessee 9.9%
    Texas 11.3%
    Utah 7.9%
    Vermont 6.3%
    Virginia 9.4%
    Washington 7.9%
    West Virginia 7.9%
    Wisconsin 6.6%
    Wyoming 6.5%
    National Average 10.3%
    90th Percentile 12.4%
    50th Percentile 9.5%
    10th Percentile 6.1%
        • DENOMINATOR DEFINITION:
        • We identified a 20% sample of all Medicare beneficiaries who died between the ages of 66 and 99 years during the period 2003-07. Data for 2010-12 are based on a 100% sample of claims. We excluded beneficiaries without continuous Part A and Part B coverage in the last six months of life or who were enrolled in Medicare health maintenance organizations (i.e., Medicare Advantage). From these decedents, we identified those with poor prognosis cancer diagnoses on at least one hospital claim or at least two clinician visits in the last six months of life. We then categorized decedents into one of 26 cancer types based on their predominant cancer diagnosis using a modified Clinical Classification Software (CCS) approach; please see the Methods of our cancer report for details.

        • NUMERATOR DEFINITION:
        • Feeding tubes (PEGs): HCPCS 43750, 43246, 44372, 44373, 74350, 43832, 43830, 43653, 49440, 49441, 49446. Intubation: HCPCS 31500, ICD-9 procedure code 9604. CPR: ICD-9 procedure codes 9393, 9960, 9962, 9963, 3791, 3792.

        • ADJUSTMENTS:
        • Although all of these patients died of serious cancer, groups of patients across hospitals or regions may have differed by other characteristics such as the composition of age, sex or race. All rates are adjusted with the following patient level characteristics: age, race (black/non-black), sex, cancer type, and non-cancer chronic conditions.




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