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Hospital Discharges per 1,000 Medicare Enrollees, by Race and Type of Admission
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    Hospital Discharges per 1,000 Medicare Enrollees, by Race and Type of Admission
    (Race: Overall; Type of Admission: Overall; Year: 2014; Region Levels: State)
    Alabama 279.5
    Alaska 201.5
    Arizona 224.0
    Arkansas 278.6
    California 210.0
    Colorado 206.1
    Connecticut 244.4
    Delaware 258.3
    District of Columbia 211.4
    Florida 280.7
    Georgia 249.4
    Hawaii 146.7
    Idaho 198.8
    Illinois 275.6
    Indiana 272.3
    Iowa 236.4
    Kansas 260.6
    Kentucky 317.2
    Louisiana 282.9
    Maine 232.7
    Maryland 248.0
    Massachusetts 258.3
    Michigan 301.7
    Minnesota 223.0
    Mississippi 286.1
    Missouri 279.6
    Montana 210.9
    Nebraska 237.6
    Nevada 227.0
    New Hampshire 219.8
    New Jersey 261.1
    New Mexico 212.0
    New York 253.8
    North Carolina 250.4
    North Dakota 229.6
    Ohio 285.9
    Oklahoma 272.5
    Oregon 197.5
    Pennsylvania 270.2
    Rhode Island 268.6
    South Carolina 243.6
    South Dakota 235.4
    Tennessee 274.7
    Texas 259.7
    Utah 199.6
    Vermont 189.9
    Virginia 240.2
    Washington 204.9
    West Virginia 309.8
    Wisconsin 239.0
    Wyoming 225.6
    National Average 254.1
    90th Percentile 285.9
    50th Percentile 244.4
    10th Percentile 199.6
        • 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 discharges, classified as medical or surgical using the Medicare diagnosis-related group (DRG) system. Medical DRGs: 9-35, 43-48, 64-74, 78-102, 121-145, 172-190, 202-208, 235-256, 271-284, 294-301, 316-333, 346-352, 366-369, 372-373, 376, 378-380, 382-391, 395-399, 403-405, 409-414, 416-423, 425-433, 444-455, 462-467, 473, 475, 487, 489-490, 492, 505, 508-511, 521-524. Surgical DRGs: 1-3, 6-8, 36-42, 49-63, 75-77, 103-111, 113-120, 146-171, 191-201, 209-213, 216-220, 223-230, 232-234, 257-270, 285-293, 302-315, 334-345, 353-365, 370-371, 374-375, 377, 381, 392-394, 401-402, 406-408, 415, 424, 439-443, 461, 471, 476-482, 484-486, 488, 491, 493-504, 506-507, 512-513, 515-520, 525-543.

        • 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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