Inpatient Days per Decedent During the Hospitalization In Which Death Occurred, by Race and Level of Care Intensity
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    Inpatient Days per Decedent During the Hospitalization In Which Death Occurred, by Race and Level of Care Intensity
    (Race: Overall; Level of Care Intensity: Overall; Year: 2014; Region Levels: State)
    Wyoming 1.09
    Wisconsin 0.95
    West Virginia 1.54
    Washington 1.15
    Virginia 1.50
    Vermont 1.47
    Utah 0.73
    Texas 1.16
    Tennessee 1.39
    South Dakota 0.96
    South Carolina 1.32
    Rhode Island 1.24
    Pennsylvania 1.18
    Oregon 0.91
    Oklahoma 1.24
    Ohio 0.97
    North Dakota 1.52
    North Carolina 1.24
    New York 2.71
    New Mexico 0.97
    New Jersey 1.98
    New Hampshire 1.15
    Nevada 1.45
    Nebraska 1.15
    Montana 0.96
    Missouri 1.28
    Mississippi 1.43
    Minnesota 1.07
    Michigan 1.15
    Massachusetts 1.50
    Maryland 1.59
    Maine 1.19
    Louisiana 1.21
    Kentucky 1.37
    Kansas 1.05
    Iowa 0.90
    Indiana 1.13
    Illinois 1.18
    Idaho 0.81
    Hawaii 1.98
    Georgia 1.12
    Florida 1.24
    District of Columbia 2.10
    Delaware 1.17
    Connecticut 1.85
    Colorado 0.80
    California 1.69
    Arkansas 1.18
    Arizona 0.89
    Alaska 1.61
    Alabama 1.69
    National Average 1.36
    90th Percentile 1.85
    50th Percentile 1.19
    10th Percentile 0.90
        • 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.

        • Any days spent in hospital during terminal hospitalization (discharge status=’B’ in MedPAR file). ICU days are determined by the following indicators 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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