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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)
    Kentucky 239.1
    West Virginia 231.8
    Michigan 219.0
    Mississippi 210.1
    Ohio 206.5
    Louisiana 205.1
    Rhode Island 202.2
    Florida 201.8
    Tennessee 200.3
    Illinois 200.1
    Arkansas 200.0
    Alabama 200.0
    Missouri 199.2
    Indiana 195.0
    Pennsylvania 194.4
    Oklahoma 193.7
    Massachusetts 191.7
    New Jersey 187.2
    Texas 185.8
    New York 185.2
    Kansas 181.9
    Delaware 180.5
    Maryland 180.2
    North Carolina 179.3
    Connecticut 178.3
    Georgia 176.6
    Virginia 170.6
    Maine 169.0
    South Carolina 167.4
    Wisconsin 167.4
    Iowa 163.1
    Nevada 160.9
    Nebraska 159.9
    South Dakota 158.1
    New Hampshire 157.0
    North Dakota 153.0
    New Mexico 151.4
    Wyoming 150.5
    District of Columbia 149.0
    California 148.5
    Minnesota 148.0
    Arizona 147.8
    Montana 142.2
    Washington 140.0
    Vermont 137.8
    Colorado 134.5
    Alaska 131.8
    Oregon 131.5
    Idaho 126.9
    Utah 121.2
    Hawaii 104.7
    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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