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Number of Hospitalizations per 1,000 Long-Stay Nursing Home Resident Days

If a nursing home sends many residents to the hospital, it may indicate that the nursing home is not properly assessing or taking care of its residents.

This measure reports the number of unplanned hospitalizations, including observation stays, per 1,000 long-stay nursing home resident days in calendar year 2018. Long-stay resident days are all days after the 100th cumulative day in a nursing home. Lower rates are better.

The purple dashed line represents the median, or middle of all values reported.

CMS calculates this measure using Medicare claims data. Not all of a state’s residents reflected in the data for this measure are enrolled in Medicaid, but Medicaid is the primary payer across the country for long-term care services. 

Number of Hospitalizations per 1,000 Long-Stay Nursing Home Resident Days

Population includes residents of Medicare or Medicaid certified nursing homes.

Nursing Home Long-Stay Hospitalization Rate Bar Graph with Median of 1.5, and the categories and values. Described in table below.

State Rate per 1,000 long-stay resident days
AK 0.9
AL 1.9
AR 2.4
AZ 1.5
CA 1.9
CO 1.3
CT 1.6
DC 1.2
DE 1.7
FL 1.9
GA 1.8
HI 0.9
IA 1.5
ID 1.2
IL 1.9
IN 1.7
KS 1.8
KY 2.0
LA 2.5
MA 1.5
MD 1.3
ME 1.2
MI 1.6
MN 1.5
MO 2.0
MS 2.3
MT 1.3
NC 1.6
ND 1.4
NE 1.6
NH 1.4
NJ 1.8
NM 1.7
NV 1.5
NY 1.5
OH 1.5
OK 2.1
OR 1.5
PA 1.6
RI 1.4
SC 1.9
SD 1.4
TN 1.6
TX 1.9
UT 1.2
VA 1.5
VT 1.1
WA 1.2
WI 1.4
WV 1.7
WY 1.4

51 states reporting. Median rate of 1.5 per 1,000 long stay nursing home resident days.

Source: Nursing Home Compare

Note: Data for American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands are not available.