10. Geographic Variation in Admissions for Home Health Patients

Reducing Avoidable Hospital Readmissions

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Geographic Variation in Admissions for Home Health Patients

Map of the United States showing percentage of admits for home health patients by State

Image: Map of the United States showing percentage of admits for home health patients by State.

26.8% or less:

  • Alaska.
  • Arizona.
  • California.
  • Florida.
  • Hawaii.
  • Idaho.
  • Maryland.
  • Montana.
  • Nebraska.
  • North Dakota.
  • Oregon.
  • Pennsylvania.
  • South Dakota.
  • Utah.
  • Washington.
  • Wyoming.

26.9% - 30.9%:

  • Colorado.
  • Delaware.
  • Georgia.
  • Kansas.
  • Maine.
  • Michigan.
  • Missouri.
  • Nevada.
  • New Hampshire.
  • New Jersey.
  • New Mexico .
  • Rhode Island.
  • Vermont.
  • Virginia.
  • West Virginia.
  • Wisconsin.

31.0% or more:

  • Alabama.
  • Arkansas.
  • Connecticut.
  • Indiana.
  • Illinois.
  • Iowa.
  • Kentucky.
  • Louisiana.
  • Massachusetts.
  • Minnesota.
  • Mississippi.
  • New York.
  • North Carolina.
  • Ohio.
  • Oklahoma.
  • South Carolina.
  • Tennessee.
  • Texas.

Source: OASIS data in AHRQ National Healthcare Quality Report.
 

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Current as of June 2009
Internet Citation: 10. Geographic Variation in Admissions for Home Health Patients: Reducing Avoidable Hospital Readmissions. June 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/hospital/red/readmissions/readslide10.html