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EXHIBIT 1.5 Discharge Status (PDF)
Distribution of inpatient hospital stays by discharge status, 2008. Pie chart. Routine: 72%; long-term care and other facilities: 13%; home healthcare: 10%; another short-term hospital: 2%; in-hospital deaths: 2%; against medical advice: 1%. 39.9 million total discharges. Note: Total number of discharges excludes a small number of discharges (42,000 or 0.1%) with missing discharge status.
Discharge status indicates the circumstance surrounding the discharge or where the patient went after discharge from the hospital. Most discharges were routine in nature, but discharges to follow-on care were also frequent.
Growth in number of hospital stays by discharge status, 1997 through 2008. Bar chart. Cumulative percent growth. In-hospital deaths: –5%; another short-term hospital: 4%; routine: 8%; all discharges: 15%; long-term care and other facilities: 35%; against medical advice: 40%; home healthcare: 69%.
The total number of discharges increased 15 percent (5.2 million discharges) from 1997 to 2008, but the rate of growth varied by discharge status.
All discharges and discharges against medical advice by payer, 2008. Column chart. Percent distribution. All discharges: other: 3%; uninsured: 5%; private insurance: 35%; Medicaid: 18%; Medicare: 37%. Discharges against medical advice: other: 4%; uninsured: 19%; private insurance: 20%; Medicaid: 29%; Medicare: 27%. Note: Other includes other payers such as Workers’ Compensation, TRICARE, CHAMPUS, CHAMPVA, Title V, and other government programs. Note: Uninsured includes discharges classified as self-pay or no charge. Note: Excludes a small number of discharges (68,000 or 0.2%) with missing payer.
|Internet Citation: Facts and Figures 2008. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). October 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/factsandfigures/2008/exhibit1_5.jsp.|
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