Comparison of State Average Statistics to National Averages

I. INTRODUCTION

            In this report, we analyze and compare the hospital’s data in (your state) to the national average and provide recommendations on how to improve the hospital outcomes.

 <<EXPLAIN WHAT ARE THE OUTCOMES THAT YOU ARE LOOKING AT AND WHAT YOU HOPE TO UNDERSTAND FROM THEM (REFER TO LECTURE ON HEALTHCARE STATISTICS FOR DEFINITIONS OF OUTCOME MEASURES.>>

<<PROVIDE SOME BACKGROUND ON YOUR STATE SUCH AS POPULATION COMPOSITIONS AND SOME FACTS ON ITS HEALTHCARE PROFILE, IN GENERAL >>

            <<EXPLAIN YOUR CHOSEN ROLE (such as an HR executive, financial analyst, business analyst, IT specialist , policy analyst etc.) AND HOW THAT ROLE IS RELEVANT TO THIS REPORT.>>

II. Comparison of State Average Statistics to National Averages

1. AVERAGE LENGTH OF STAY

Year State Discharges Cost Days ALOS % Difference
2008 Your state XXX,XXX $XX,XXX,XXX,XXX X,XXX,XXX X.XX XX.XX%
2008 National X,XXX,XXX $XX,XXX,XXX,XXX X,XXX,XXX,XXX X.XX

Average length of stay is defined as the average number of days patients stay in hospitals.  <<EXPLAIN IN WORDS THE COMPARISONS AND POTENTIAL REASONS FOR DIFFERENCES. IS THAT DIFFERENCE GOOD OR BAD? DISCUSS..>>

2. COST PER DISCHARGE

Year State Discharges Cost Days Cost per Discharge % Difference
2008 Your state XXX,XXX $XX,XXX,XXX,XXX X,XXX,XXX XX,XXX XX.XX%
2008 National X,XXX,XXX $XX,XXX,XXX,XXX X,XXX,XXX,XXX XX,XXX

 

 Cost per discharge is defined as xxxx.  <<EXPLAIN IN WORDS THE COMPARISONS AND POTENTIAL REASONS FOR DIFFERENCES. IS THAT DIFFERENCE GOOD OR BAD? DISCUSS..>>

3. COST PER DAY

Year State Discharges Cost Days Cost per Day % Difference
2008 Your state XXX,XXX $XX,XXX,XXX,XXX X,XXX,XXX X,XXX XX.XX%
2008 National X,XXX,XXX $XX,XXX,XXX,XXX X,XXX,XXX,XXX X,XXX
Your state  

 

Cost per day is defined as xxxx.  <<EXPLAIN IN WORDS THE COMPARISONS AND POTENTIAL REASONS FOR DIFFERENCES. IS THAT DIFFERENCE GOOD OR BAD? DISCUSS.>>

III ANALYSIS OF TOP 5 DRGs BY DISCHARGE

  1. TOP FIVE DRGs BY DISCHARGE FOR THE STATE by DISCHARGE

(i.e. DRGs with largest DISCHARGES)

Year State Code Discharges Days Diagnosis Related Group and name
      X,XXX,XXX X,XXX,XXX  
           
           
           
           
LEGEND: SHOW THE DRGs descriptions  
Your State  

 

The top 5 DRGs by total discharges for the state are xxxxxx.

<< DESCRIBE IN WORDS THE ABOVE CHART.>>

  1. TOP FIVE DRGs BY DISCHARGEs at the National Level

(i.e. DRGs with largest DISCHARGES)

Year State Code Discharges Days Diagnosis Related Group and name
      X,XXX,XXX X,XXX,XXX  
           
           
           
           

The top 5 DRGs by total discharges nationally are xxxxxx.

<< YOU ALSO NEED TO COMPARE AND CONTRAST WHETHER THERE ARE ANY COMMON DRGs BY DISCHARGE IN TOP 5 DRGs FOR YOUR STATE AND NATIONAL LEVELS. EXPLAIN. LOOK AT THE DRG CATEGORIES AS WELL AS THEIR PERCENT DISTRIBUTIONS. >>

IV TOP FIVE DRGs BY ALOS

1. TOP FIVE DRGs BY ALOS FOR THE STATE (i.e. DRGs with largest ALOS)

Year State Code Days Discharges ALOS Diagnosis Related Group and name
        X,XXX,XXX X,XXX,XXX  
             
             
             
             
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DRG Labels  

The top 5 DRGs by ALOS for the state are xxxxxx.  <<EXPLAIN IN WORDS.>>

2. TOP FIVE DRGs BY ALOS NATIONAL (i.e. DRGs with largest ALOS)

Year State Code Discharges Days ALOS Diagnosis Related Group and name
        X,XXX,XXX X,XXX,XXX  
             
             
             
             
NATIONAL  

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The top 5 DRGs by ALOS for national are xxxxxx.

<< YOU ALSO NEED TO COMPARE AND CONTRAST WHETHER THERE ARE ANY COMMON DRGs IN TOP 5 DRGS BY ALOS FOR YOUR STATE AND NATIONAL LEVELS. EXPLAIN. LOOK AT THE DRG CATEGORIES AS WELL AS THEIR PERCENT DISTRIBUTIONS. >>

V. CONCLUSION

<< SUMMARIZE ALL YOUR FINDINGS. BASED ON YOUR ROLE (say a Utilization Management Manager), POINT SOME OF THE ISSUES BASED ON YOUR ANALYSIS. WHAT COULD BE DONE POTENTIALLY TO ALLEVIATE THE PROBLEM? WHAT CAN YOU SAY ABOUT ROLE OF SUCH DATA FOR YOUR ANALYSIS? >>

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