SNF Bed Inputs per 1,000 Decedents, by Interval Before Death
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    SNF Bed Inputs per 1,000 Decedents, by Interval Before Death
    (Interval Before Death: Last Two Years of Life; Year: 2014; Region Levels: State)
    Indiana 73.0
    Illinois 70.3
    New Jersey 70.0
    Connecticut 68.5
    Massachusetts 65.8
    Ohio 65.3
    Tennessee 65.1
    Rhode Island 65.0
    Pennsylvania 61.3
    Florida 61.2
    Kentucky 60.9
    New Hampshire 59.8
    Texas 59.1
    New York 58.0
    Delaware 57.7
    Maryland 56.7
    California 55.8
    Louisiana 54.7
    Nebraska 54.5
    Michigan 54.4
    Mississippi 53.9
    Missouri 53.3
    Virginia 53.0
    North Carolina 52.0
    District of Columbia 51.7
    Vermont 51.5
    Kansas 50.6
    Arkansas 49.7
    Colorado 49.2
    South Carolina 48.5
    West Virginia 47.8
    Washington 47.4
    Utah 46.9
    Wisconsin 46.8
    Oklahoma 46.3
    South Dakota 46.0
    Wyoming 45.5
    Nevada 45.4
    Alabama 45.2
    Georgia 45.0
    Maine 43.9
    Minnesota 43.2
    New Mexico 43.1
    Idaho 42.7
    Iowa 41.1
    North Dakota 37.7
    Montana 36.9
    Arizona 36.8
    Oregon 32.0
    Hawaii 31.7
    Alaska 13.2
    National Average 56.5
    90th Percentile 65.8
    50th Percentile 51.5
    10th Percentile 36.9
        • FOOTNOTES:
        • Bed inputs per 1,000 decedents are calculated by dividing the relevant day rate per decedent during the last two years of life by 365 to determine the number of bed-years used by members of the cohort during their last two years of life. The result is then multiplied by 1,000.

        • 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.

        • 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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