About the National Data

Data

Baseline: 23.5 percent of hospitalizations in adults aged 65 years and over with diagnosed Alzheimer's disease and other dementias were preventable in 2013-15

Target: 19.1 percent

Numerator
Number of adults aged 65 years and over diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias with preventable ambulatory care sensitive hospitalizations.
Denominator
Number of adults aged 65 years and over diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia, persons receiving treatment for Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia (ICD-10 codes: DX F01.50, F01.51, F02.80, F02.81, F03.90, F03.91, F04, G13.8, F05, F06.1, F06.8, G30.0, G30.1, G30.8, G30.9, G31.1, G31.2, G31.01, G31.09, G94, R41.81, R54, Any DX on the claim).
Target-setting method

Minimal statistical significance

Target-setting method details
Minimal statistical significance, assuming the same standard error for the target as for the baseline.
Target-setting method justification
Trend data were evaluated for this objective, but it was not possible to project a target because the trend line was flat. The standard error was used to calculate a target based on minimal statistical significance, assuming the same standard error for the target as for the baseline. This method was used because it was a statistically significant improvement from the baseline.

History

Comparable HP2020 objective
Retained, which includes core objectives that are continuing from HP2020 with no change in measurement.