Medicare Beneficiary Office Visit by HRR HSA and State Levels

$179 / year

The dataset gives information on Office visit per Medicare beneficiaries at Hospital Service Area (HSA), Hospital Referral Region (HRR) and State level for the year 2012. To calculate annual office visits to primary care clinicians, to general internists and family physicians and nurse practitioners are included. To calculate the rate (a proportion), the event (the numerator) was a beneficiary with at least one primary care clinician visit. These rates were calculated for the year 2012.

Complexity

The Dartmouth Atlas Project uses Medicare data to provide comprehensive information and analysis about national, regional, and local markets, as well as individual hospitals and their affiliated physicians. The Dartmouth Atlas Project have helped policymakers, the media, health care analysts and others improve their understanding of the efficiency and effectiveness of US health care system. The data for research purposes come from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), U.S. Census, the American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association, and the National Center for Health Statistics.

A rate is the number of events or amount of resources divided by the number of the population. Rates based on a count of fewer than 11 patients are not displayed for reasons of patient confidentiality. Rates with fewer than 26 expected events are reported in parentheses to indicate lack of statistical precision; for these rates, the margin of error is greater than 20%, so the estimate is considered statistically unreliable.

Date Created

2015-05-27

Last Modified

2015-05-27

Version

2015-05-27

Update Frequency

Never

Temporal Coverage

2012

Spatial Coverage

United States

Source

John Snow Labs; Dartmouth Atlas Project;

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Source License Requirements

N/A

Source Citation

The data set forth at http//www.dartmouthatlas.org/tools/downloads.aspx of publication/press release was obtained from The Dartmouth Atlas, which is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Dartmouth Clinical and Translational Science Institute, under award number UL1TR001086 from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Keywords

Beneficiary Office Visit, Doctor Visit, Physician Visit, General Internists Visit, Primary Care Clinician Visit, Hospital Service Areas, Hospital Referral Region, Medicare Charges HRR Level, Medicare Charges HSA Level, Medicare Charges State Level

Other Titles

Medicare Beneficiary Physician Visit by HRR HSA and State Level 2012, Medicare Primary Care Clinician Visit by HRR HSA and State Level 2012, Medicare Beneficiary Doctor Visit by HRR HSA and State Level 2012

NameDescriptionTypeConstraints
YearYear of data for which office visit rates are calculateddate-
EventHospitalization event or cause; represents office visit herestring-
StratificationDifferent categories of population, No specific stratification is created here; whole population is considered in calculating ratesstring-
GeoidGeographical division specific to the region; HRR, HSA or Stateintegerlevel : Nominal
GeolabGeographical location of HRR, HSA or Statestring-
DenominatorDenominator in calculating rate of Medicare beneficiary office visit; the number of beneficiaries living in the region is the denominator hereintegerlevel : Ratio
Observed_BeneficiariesNumber of observed individuals or the number of beneficiaries who had an office visitintegerlevel : Ratio
Observed_EventsNumber of events observed or the number of actual office visits that happenedintegerlevel : Ratio
Predicted_EventsNo of expected events or the number of expected office visits calculated from the number of beneficiaries and population in the geographical region under studynumberlevel : Ratio
Observed_To_Predicted_RatioRatio of observed to expected events shows reliability of predictionnumberlevel : Ratio
Crude_RateCrude rate of the event or the rate of office visit observed in the population without any adjustments; it helps policymakers, the media, health care analysts and others improve their understanding of the efficiency and effectiveness of US health care systemnumberlevel : Ratio
Adjusted_RateAdjusted rate for the event or the rate of office visit observed in the population with adjustments for age, sex and racenumberlevel : Ratio
Standard_ErrorStandard error of office visit rates from population meannumberlevel : Ratio
Lower_95_Percent_Confidence_IntervalLower limit of 95% confidence interval of rate of office visit in the populationnumberlevel : Rati
Upper_95_Percent_Confidence_IntervalUpper limit of 95% confidence interval of rate of office visit in the populationnumberlevel : Ratio
Population_UnitPopulation used in statistical calculationintegerlevel : Ratio
GeotypeType of regional datastring-
Suppression_LimitSuppression limit for a particular events; Rates based on a count of fewer than 11 patients are not displayed for reasons of patient confidentiality or is suppressedintegerlevel : Ratio
Precision_LimitPrecision limit for statistical significance; Rates with fewer than 26 expected events are reported in parentheses to indicate lack of statistical precision; for these rates, the margin of error is greater than 20%, so the estimate is considered statistically unreliableintegerlevel : Ratio
YearEventStratificationGeoidGeolabDenominatorObserved_BeneficiariesObserved_EventsPredicted_EventsObserved_To_Predicted_RatioCrude_RateAdjusted_RateStandard_ErrorLower_95_Percent_Confidence_IntervalUpper_95_Percent_Confidence_IntervalPopulation_UnitGeotypeSuppression_LimitPrecision_Limit
2012Office visitALL32011NM- FORT SUMNER34-99999-99999-99999-99999-99999-99999-99999-99999-999991HSA1126
2012Office visitALL46016UT- MONUMENT VALLEY98-99999-99999-99999-99999-99999-99999-99999-99999-999991HSA1126
2012Office visitALL999National2797174083594981817991418179920.040.9999996680.6499386170.6499386170001HRR1126
2012Office visitALL99National2797174083594981817991418179920.040.9999996680.6499386170.6499386170001State1126
2012Office visitALL99999National2797174083594981817991418179920.040.9999996680.6499386170.6499386170001HSA1126
2012Office visitALL35012ND- ELGIN3602436237.2474370.1517403120.10.0985587340.0158978250.0710932170.1366350321HSA1126
2012Office visitALL29018NV- OWYHEE125336780.12338080.8362103460.5360.5430217960.0642057390.4273920020.689934931HSA1126
2012Office visitALL17023KS- DIGHTON3203564211.63576610.3024063520.20.1964316660.0237637760.1537486340.2509641771HSA1126
2012Office visitALL25052MS- MARKS500218517301.10631271.7170015311.0341.1413389610.04858191.0470751741.2440889221HSA1126
2012Office visitALL28030NE- GENEVA80098196529.3517350.3702642060.2450.2405089450.0166263710.2090889370.276650471HSA1126