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Table 1.131
Percent of acute care hospitalizationa for home health episodes, by State, 2002 and 2004
  2004 2002
State Observed percent Risk adjusted percentb Standard error of observed percent Observed percent Risk adjusted percentb Standard error of observed percent
United States 28.0   0.02 27.8   0.02
Alabama 33.7 31.0 0.18 32.5 27.8 0.19
Alaska 24.2 19.9 0.91 28.2 23.7 1.00
Arizona 20.0 22.7 0.19 20.3 22.8 0.22
Arkansas 35.5 32.6 0.26 34.6 30.9 0.26
California 21.9 22.5 0.07 21.3 22.5 0.08
Colorado 22.5 23.6 0.21 21.8 22.7 0.24
Connecticut 30.4 32.8 0.18 29.5 33.7 0.19
Delaware 26.4 27.4 0.40 27.6 29.9 0.39
District of Columbia 27.3 30.6 0.64 25.4 27.2 0.57
Florida 21.2 23.8 0.07 20.8 23.2 0.08
Georgia 28.8 28.6 0.16 30.0 28.2 0.17
Hawaii 24.7 24.5 0.55 25.6 26.4 0.52
Idaho 22.8 24.5 0.38 23.8 26.1 0.41
Illinois 28.0 28.0 0.11 27.9 27.8 0.12
Indiana 30.3 28.8 0.19 30.5 28.1 0.20
Iowa 31.4 30.3 0.27 31.8 30.4 0.28
Kansas 27.2 26.8 0.28 28.5 27.6 0.32
Kentucky 36.1 31.3 0.19 38.1 32.9 0.19
Louisiana 46.4 39.1 0.18 43.8 35.3 0.19
Maine 27.1 28.0 0.29 28.9 31.0 0.31
Maryland 22.6 23.9 0.18 24.0 25.6 0.19
Massachusetts 29.0 31.8 0.12 28.5 32.4 0.13
Michigan 25.8 26.6 0.11 25.6 27.1 0.11
Minnesota 26.9 27.1 0.23 28.1 29.5 0.25
Mississippi 40.0 36.3 0.22 39.2 34.8 0.23
Missouri 26.6 26.3 0.15 26.8 25.8 0.16
Montana 22.9 22.5 0.48 24.2 23.5 0.49
Nebraska 24.8 24.6 0.34 25.0 25.3 0.35
Nevada 24.6 24.3 0.31 25.2 24.3 0.36
New Hampshire 29.8 31.8 0.35 28.3 30.5 0.36
New Jersey 26.5 27.5 0.13 27.6 28.7 0.14
New Mexico 24.3 24.0 0.34 22.3 22.7 0.34
New York 30.5 30.5 0.09 30.4 31.0 0.10
North Carolina 27.4 29.5 0.13 28.5 29.6 0.14
North Dakota 23.7 21.0 0.52 24.6 22.2 0.52
Ohio 29.3 29.9 0.11 29.1 29.8 0.12
Oklahoma 37.1 34.1 0.21 35.1 31.4 0.23
Oregon 20.2 20.8 0.21 20.4 21.5 0.22
Pennsylvania 26.0 26.0 0.09 26.1 27.2 0.09
Rhode Island 26.4 28.7 0.30 24.3 25.6 0.31
South Carolina 28.8 29.7 0.21 29.0 30.4 0.22
South Dakota 22.5 18.5 0.56 23.0 21.7 0.55
Tennessee 34.7 31.8 0.15 33.7 30.1 0.16
Texas 34.5 33.1 0.09 32.1 29.7 0.10
Utah 18.3 22.3 0.27 19.4 21.9 0.30
Vermont 30.2 31.3 0.45 32.6 34.8 0.49
Virginia 27.5 26.1 0.16 27.9 26.0 0.17
Washington 20.9 21.2 0.18 21.1 23.0 0.19
West Virginia 34.9 27.9 0.30 36.2 28.3 0.31
Wisconsin 26.7 26.1 0.22 27.1 27.4 0.22
Wyoming 25.6 28.0 0.73 27.1 28.2 0.78

a Consumer language used on the CMS Home Health Compare Web site for this measure is: Percentage of patients who had to be admitted to the hospital.

b Only observed national rate reported as in Home Health Compare.

Source: Calculated by the Center for Health Services and Policy Research, University of Colorado, from Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) data.

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