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Benchmarking
Benchmarking can be used to compare the experience in areas or hospitals of your choice to the national average, state average, or to the rate in other areas or hospitals. The question being explored in the Benchmarking tool is: what if rates in the comparison areas or hospitals were equal to rates in selected benchmarks? The table gives the populations and rates in the benchmark and comparison areas; the ratios of the rates in the comparison areas to rates in the benchmark areas; and the number of events in the comparison areas above (+) or below (-) the number predicted by the experience in the benchmark area, if the rate of the benchmark area had been attained for the residents of the comparison areas.
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  • INDICATOR:
    • Interval Before Death
    • Type of Service
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