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Medical Discharges per 1,000 Medicare Enrollees, by Race
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    Medical Discharges per 1,000 Medicare Enrollees, by Race
    (Race: Overall; Year: 2014; Region Levels: State)
    Hawaii 104.7
    Utah 121.2
    Idaho 126.9
    Oregon 131.5
    Alaska 131.8
    Colorado 134.5
    Vermont 137.8
    Washington 140.0
    Montana 142.2
    Arizona 147.8
    Minnesota 148.0
    California 148.5
    District of Columbia 149.0
    Wyoming 150.5
    New Mexico 151.4
    North Dakota 153.0
    New Hampshire 157.0
    South Dakota 158.1
    Nebraska 159.9
    Nevada 160.9
    Iowa 163.1
    Wisconsin 167.4
    South Carolina 167.4
    Maine 169.0
    Virginia 170.6
    Georgia 176.6
    Connecticut 178.3
    North Carolina 179.3
    Maryland 180.2
    Delaware 180.5
    Kansas 181.9
    New York 185.2
    Texas 185.8
    New Jersey 187.2
    Massachusetts 191.7
    Oklahoma 193.7
    Pennsylvania 194.4
    Indiana 195.0
    Missouri 199.2
    Alabama 200.0
    Arkansas 200.0
    Illinois 200.1
    Tennessee 200.3
    Florida 201.8
    Rhode Island 202.2
    Louisiana 205.1
    Ohio 206.5
    Mississippi 210.1
    Michigan 219.0
    West Virginia 231.8
    Kentucky 239.1
    National Average 181.4
    90th Percentile 206.5
    50th Percentile 176.6
    10th Percentile 131.8
        • DENOMINATOR DEFINITION:
        • 100% of Medicare enrollees age 65-99 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 medical discharges: DRGs classified as "medical" according to Medicare DRG definitions (CMS-DRG & MS-DRG).

        • ADJUSTMENTS:
        • Rates are adjusted for age, sex and race using the indirect method, using the U.S. Medicare population as the standard. Gender-specific rates are age and race adjusted; race-specific rates are age and sex adjusted.




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