Emergency Department Visits

Emergency Department Visits by Total
Report Area 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Franklin County, PA 13,746 13,267 14,304 14,679 15,293
Pennsylvania 793,799 795,839 832,126 827,725 891,358
Data Source: CCW (CMS)

Emergency Department Visit Rate (per 1,000 beneficiaries)
Report Area 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Franklin County, PA 623 632 673 676 691
Pennsylvania 617 632 645 660 664
Data Source: CCW (CMS)

Emergency Department Visits

Numerator

Count of inpatient or hospital outpatient emergency department visits among Medicare FFS beneficiaries

Denominator

Count of Medicare FFS beneficiaries

Methodology

Hospital outpatient and inpatient emergency department visits were combined. All beneficiary visits were totaled.
Medicare FFS beneficiaries limited to those who (a) have no months of HMO enrollment and (b) have both Part A and Part B for whatever portion of the year that they are covered by FFS Medicare (i.e., they have no months of A-only or B-only coverage).

References

HRR documentation is posted at Dartmouth Atlas-Appendix on the Geography of Health Care in the United States • SSA state and county code documentation is posted at County to CBSA crosswalk file

Courtesy: Health Indicators Warehouse, <www.healthindicators.gov>