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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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State Variation: Potentially Preventable Hospital Admissions Indicators

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Admissions Best State Top 5 States Ave. All States Median Bottom 5 States Ave. Worst State
Medicare beneficiaries readmitted to hospital within 30 days 13% 14% 18% 22% 24%
Nursing home residents admitted to hospital 8% 9% 16% 23% 25%
Nursing home residents readmitted to hospital within 30 days 7% 8% 12% 17% 18%
Home health patients admitted to hospital 18% 20% 27% 39% 46%
  • Data:
    • Medicare readmissions—2003 Medicare SAF 5% Inpatient Data
    • Nursing home admission and readmissions—2000 Medicare enrollment recordes and MedPAR file
    • Home health admissions—2004 Outcome and Assessment Information Set
  • Source:
    • Commonwealth Fund State Scorecard on Health System Performance, 2007

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