Home Health Agency Visits per Decedent, by Interval Before Death
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    Home Health Agency Visits per Decedent, by Interval Before Death
    (Interval Before Death: Last Two Years of Life; Year: 2014; Region Levels: State)
    Wyoming 14.2
    Wisconsin 11.4
    West Virginia 18.6
    Washington 13.7
    Virginia 22.3
    Vermont 24.0
    Utah 50.2
    Texas 47.5
    Tennessee 30.9
    South Dakota 6.7
    South Carolina 17.2
    Rhode Island 26.8
    Pennsylvania 20.8
    Oregon 14.8
    Oklahoma 48.9
    Ohio 22.4
    North Dakota 5.5
    North Carolina 17.5
    New York 24.1
    New Mexico 25.6
    New Jersey 17.2
    New Hampshire 22.5
    Nevada 29.4
    Nebraska 13.3
    Montana 9.9
    Missouri 15.0
    Mississippi 36.1
    Minnesota 12.1
    Michigan 22.4
    Massachusetts 30.1
    Maryland 16.7
    Maine 17.8
    Louisiana 44.7
    Kentucky 25.0
    Kansas 16.0
    Iowa 11.7
    Indiana 19.2
    Illinois 25.2
    Idaho 23.3
    Hawaii 5.2
    Georgia 23.3
    Florida 43.7
    District of Columbia 13.6
    Delaware 17.8
    Connecticut 30.3
    Colorado 21.5
    California 22.0
    Arkansas 22.9
    Arizona 16.5
    Alaska 8.4
    Alabama 29.0
    National Average 25.7
    90th Percentile 43.7
    50th Percentile 21.5
    10th Percentile 9.9
        • 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.

        • Number of visit claims from Home Health Agency file.

        • 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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