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2003 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Cancer deaths in hospice per 100 cancer deaths.

Measure Source

National Center for Health Statistics.

Tables

1.13a Number of people who died of cancer who received hospice care, per 100 cancer deaths, United States, 2000.

1.13b Number of people who died of cancer who received hospice care, per 100 cancer deaths, United States, 1998.

1.13c Number of people who died of cancer who received hospice care, per 100 cancer deaths, United States, 1996.

Data Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Home and Hospice Care Survey.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System – Mortality.

Denominator

Persons having died from cancer (Vital Statistics) where cancer is listed in any cause of death, age 18 and over.

Numerator

Persons discharged (disposition = dead) from hospice care with any cancer diagnosis (ICD-10 codes C00 – C97 for table 1.13a, ICD-9 codes 140-208 for table 1.13b and 1.13c).

Comments

Hospice care is defined as a program of palliative and supportive care services providing physical, psychological, social, and spiritual care for dying persons, their families, and other loved ones. Hospice services are available in both home and inpatient settings.

Rate of hospice discharges (disposition=dead) from The 2000 National Home and Hospice Care Survey with any listed diagnosis of cancer (ICD-9-CM 140-208, 230-234) per 100 deaths with any listed cancer (ICD-10 C00-C97 for 2000 data and ICD-9 codes 140-208 for 1998 and 1996 data) from Vital Statistics.

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