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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)
    Hawaii 146.7
    Vermont 189.9
    Oregon 197.5
    Idaho 198.8
    Utah 199.6
    Alaska 201.5
    Washington 204.9
    Colorado 206.1
    California 210.0
    Montana 210.9
    District of Columbia 211.4
    New Mexico 212.0
    New Hampshire 219.8
    Minnesota 223.0
    Arizona 224.0
    Wyoming 225.6
    Nevada 227.0
    North Dakota 229.6
    Maine 232.7
    South Dakota 235.4
    Iowa 236.4
    Nebraska 237.6
    Wisconsin 239.0
    Virginia 240.2
    South Carolina 243.6
    Connecticut 244.4
    Maryland 248.0
    Georgia 249.4
    North Carolina 250.4
    New York 253.8
    Massachusetts 258.3
    Delaware 258.3
    Texas 259.7
    Kansas 260.6
    New Jersey 261.1
    Rhode Island 268.6
    Pennsylvania 270.2
    Indiana 272.3
    Oklahoma 272.5
    Tennessee 274.7
    Illinois 275.6
    Arkansas 278.6
    Alabama 279.5
    Missouri 279.6
    Florida 280.7
    Louisiana 282.9
    Ohio 285.9
    Mississippi 286.1
    Michigan 301.7
    West Virginia 309.8
    Kentucky 317.2
    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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