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To define groups of hospitals from which a patient would be likely to choose, we used publicly available data on hospital referral regions (HRRs), as previously defined by the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care.
For example, while most of the warehouse's indicators have national-level data, many also include data available by state, county and even hospital referral regions.
For example, spending for traditional fee-for-service Medicare in the Miami hospital referral region in 1996 was nearly 2.
Idaho's low covered insurance rate (84 percent) compared to North Dakota (93 percent) explains part of the 40 percent higher per capita health spending in the Bismarck hospital referral region.
Medicare Geographic Variation Trend Data: A unique data set that leverages nearly 5 billion Medicare claims in an easy-to-use data format that provides key metrics at the state and hospital referral region levels.
Using all Medicare data for a 100 percent sample of patients living in the Boston hospital referral region (Dartmouth Medical School and Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences 1996) during 2006, we identified a relationship (tie) between two doctors if they each had a significant encounter with one or more common patients.
The Missoula hospital referral region, which includes most of Western Montana and some parts of Idaho (chiefly near Salmon, Idaho), serves an estimated (1995) population of 288,550.
Among the findings presented in the white paper are observations of ACO market concentrations, both by state and hospital referral region, as well the foundational models behind the organizations, be they hospital systems, health plans, or physician groups.