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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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Medicare Admissions for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions, Rates and Associated Costs, by Hospital Referral Regions, 2003

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Two bar charts show:

  • Rate of ACS admissions per 10,000 beneficiaries
    • National mean: 771
    • 10th percentile: 499
    • 25th percentile: 610
    • 75th percentile: 887
    • 90th percentile: 1043
  • Costs of ACS admissions as percent of all admission costs, average in region groups
    • National mean: 13%
    • 10th percentile: 10%
    • 25th percentile: 12%
    • 75th percentile: 15%
    • 90th percentile: 16%

Data: G. Anderson and R. Herbert, Johns Hopkins University analysis of 2003 Medicare Standard Analytical Files (SAF) 5% Inpatient Data.
Source: Commonwealth Fund National Scorecard on U.S. Health System Performance, 2006

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