10 states with the highest & lowest ASC hospital transfers

CMS released the results for its 2014 Ambulatory Surgical Center Quality Reporting Program, which cited the states with the highest rates and lowest rates of hospital transfers/admissions.

The national average in 2014 for these sentinel events was 0.475, down from the 2013 average of 0.537.

The states with the highest rates include:

1. Arkansas: 0.540
2. Alabama: 0.533
3. Wyoming: 0.475
4. Wisconsin: 0.474
5. West Virginia: 0.474

The states with the lowest rates include:
1. Alaska: 0.158
2. California: 0.347
3. Colorado: 0.358
4. Connecticut: 0.368
5. Washington, D.C.: 0.370

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