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Hospital Admissions per 1,000 Decedents During the Last Six Months of Life, by Race and Level of Care Intensity
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    Hospital Admissions per 1,000 Decedents During the Last Six Months of Life, by Race and Level of Care Intensity
    (Race: Overall; Level of Care Intensity: Overall; Year: 2014; Region Levels: State)
    1,199.0 892.1 1,093.8 1,292.5 1,183.4 954.4 1,284.3 1,211.3 1,183.7 1,353.2 1,174.2 942.8 839.4 1,367.0 1,215.7 1,100.3 1,179.4 1,337.9 1,285.5 1,075.9 1,316.2 1,252.1 1,320.4 1,050.7 1,309.8 1,241.1 945.6 1,127.6 1,150.4 1,081.9 1,415.0 1,072.7 1,353.0 1,179.9 1,059.6 1,248.0 1,196.7 915.7 1,262.9 1,190.0 1,155.0 1,070.6 1,247.4 1,222.4 808.3 1,045.8 1,267.2 1,018.5 1,302.7 1,069.0 1,039.3 1,229.9 1,337.9 1,183.4 942.8
        • DENOMINATOR DEFINITION:
        • 100% of Medicare enrollees age 65-99 who died during the measurement year 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:
        • Any admission within six months of the death date in the MedPAR file. ICU admission is determined by the presence of an ICU day indicator in the MedPAR claim: ICARECNT (intensive care day count), CRNRYDAY (coronary care day count).

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




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