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Table 1.133b
Percent of home health care patients who need urgent, unplanned medical care, by State, 2005
State Number of providers Percent Standard error
United States 6,984 22.6 0.1
Alabama 140 20.5 0.7
Alaska 12 24.7 3.2
Arizona 67 23.2 0.8
Arkansas 160 24.5 0.9
California 539 17.2 0.4
Colorado 113 24.7 0.8
Connecticut 80 27.8 1.1
Delaware 14 20.5 1.5
District of Columbia 15 29.6 3.0
Florida 532 17.9 0.4
Georgia 95 22.7 0.8
Hawaii 14 24.1 1.5
Idaho 49 21.9 0.8
Illinois 304 20.7 0.6
Indiana 146 24.3 0.9
Iowa 161 27.4 0.8
Kansas 111 22.0 0.9
Kentucky 99 25.5 0.9
Louisiana 205 25.8 1.0
Maine 28 22.6 1.6
Maryland 45 22.9 0.9
Massachusetts 103 26.4 0.9
Michigan 257 21.1 0.5
Minnesota 163 27.8 0.8
Mississippi 54 23.4 1.3
Missouri 146 22.2 0.6
Montana 34 22.8 1.4
Nebraska 57 20.7 1.1
Nevada 50 21.2 1.4
New Hampshire 33 27.7 1.8
New Jersey 48 22.8 1.0
New Mexico 59 24.2 1.2
New York 183 30.1 1.1
North Carolina 162 24.4 0.6
North Dakota 25 18.5 1.5
Ohio 322 27.3 0.7
Oklahoma 186 22.8 0.8
Oregon 59 20.2 0.7
Pennsylvania 237 20.6 0.5
Rhode Island 21 21.5 1.8
South Carolina 65 24.7 0.9
South Dakota 34 18.3 1.5
Tennessee 133 24.8 0.8
Texas 1,126 22.5 0.4
Utah 46 20.0 0.9
Vermont 12 26.0 1.2
Virginia 150 22.5 0.7
Washington 57 19.7 0.8
West Virginia 57 24.4 1.1
Wisconsin 102 25.1 1.1
Wyoming 22 20.6 1.5

Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Outcome and Assessment Information Set. Data were downloaded from http://www.medicare.gov/Download/DownloadDB.asp on March 31, 2006.

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