Clancy Slide 21

Director's Update
Text version of slide presentation from a National Advisory Council meeting.

New Findings: Geographic Variation

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  • Study Aim:
    • To assess regional variation in hospitalizations by age groups using Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) national all-payer data for inpatient stays:
      • Does Medicare population differ from other payers?
  • Findings:
    • Regional variation pattern using Medicare data differed from the pattern using all-payer data.
    • The pattern was closer for subsets of the all-payer population at or near Medicare age.

R Mosher Henke, WD Marder, BS Friedman, HS Wong. "Geographic Variation: A View from the Hospital Sector." Medical Care Research and Review. Online at

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Page last reviewed November 2012
Internet Citation: Clancy Slide 21. November 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.