Medicare-Medicaid Eligible Beneficiaries and Potentiall...

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More than one in four hospitalizations for those with both Medicare and full Medicaid coverage was potentially avoidable, according to findings reported in Medicare-Medicaid Eligible Beneficiaries and Potentially Avoidable Hospitalizations, published in Volume 4, Issue 1 of the Medicare and Medicaid Research Review. Using data from 2007 to 2009, the study examined potentially avoidable hospitalizations rates by setting, state, and medical condition, and the average cost of these events. Beneficiaries in institutions were much more likely to have these events - 16 percent of beneficiaries in the study population were in an institution, yet comprised 45 percent of all potentially avoidable hospitalizations. The range in rates per 1,000 person years across the states was considerable from a low of 59 (Utah) to a high of 197 (Mississippi), a more than a threefold difference. Five conditions were responsible for nearly 80 percent of potentially avoidable hospitalizations. From 2007 to 2009, the national and state rates were fairly consistent.

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Metadata Created Date June 19, 2015
Metadata Updated Date July 14, 2017

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