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Hospital Bed Inputs per 1,000 Decedents, by Interval Before Death and Level of Care Intensity
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    Hospital Bed Inputs per 1,000 Decedents, by Interval Before Death and Level of Care Intensity
    (Interval Before Death: Last Six Months of Life; Level of Care Intensity: Overall; Year: 2014; Region Levels: State)
    Alabama 23.4
    Alaska 20.5
    Arizona 19.7
    Arkansas 22.4
    California 23.8
    Colorado 16.3
    Connecticut 26.9
    Delaware 24.8
    District of Columbia 31.8
    Florida 26.1
    Georgia 22.4
    Hawaii 25.1
    Idaho 13.3
    Illinois 23.8
    Indiana 20.8
    Iowa 17.9
    Kansas 19.6
    Kentucky 23.9
    Louisiana 22.5
    Maine 17.7
    Maryland 26.9
    Massachusetts 22.8
    Michigan 23.3
    Minnesota 16.9
    Mississippi 24.1
    Missouri 21.3
    Montana 15.5
    Nebraska 18.2
    Nevada 23.4
    New Hampshire 19.2
    New Jersey 30.3
    New Mexico 19.4
    New York 33.5
    North Carolina 21.3
    North Dakota 18.2
    Ohio 21.0
    Oklahoma 21.2
    Oregon 14.8
    Pennsylvania 23.1
    Rhode Island 22.3
    South Carolina 22.5
    South Dakota 17.7
    Tennessee 22.3
    Texas 22.6
    Utah 12.7
    Vermont 18.6
    Virginia 23.5
    Washington 17.4
    West Virginia 24.7
    Wisconsin 17.7
    Wyoming 17.8
    National Average 23.0
    90th Percentile 26.9
    50th Percentile 22.3
    10th Percentile 16.3
        • 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. ICU days are determined by the following indicators in the MedPAR claim: ICARECNT (intensive care day count), CRNRYDAY (coronary care day count). ICU days are further designated as "high-intensity" and "intermediate-intensity" using the Inpatient file according to the proportion of each ICU stay (revenue center codes 0200-0219) that is intermediate-intensity (revenue center codes 0206, 0214) and high-intensity (0200-0205, 0207-0213, 0215-0219).

        • DENOMINATOR DEFINITION:
        • 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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