10 states with the highest & lowest ASC hospital transfers

Mary Rechtoris - Print  |

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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