Reduce the rate of hospital admissions for diabetes among older adults — OA‑05 Data Methodology and Measurement

About the National Data


Baseline: 293.3 hospital admissions for diabetes per 100,000 adults aged 65 years and over occurred in 2016

Target: 264 per 100,000

Number of discharges for patients aged 65 years and over, with a principal ICD-10-CM diagnosis code for diabetes short-term complications (ketoacidosis, hyperosmolarity, or coma); or diabetes long-term complications (renal, eye, neurological, circulatory, or complications not otherwise specified); or uncontrolled diabetes (admissions for a principal diagnosis of diabetes without mention of short-term or long-term complications); or lower extremities amputations for patients with diabetes.

Exclusions from the numerator include transfers from another hospital, from skilled nursing facilities or intermediate care facilities, from other healthcare facilities; and missing on gender, age, quarter, year and principal diagnosis.
Number of adults aged 65 and over.
Target-setting method
Percent improvement
Target-setting method details
10 percent improvement from the baseline.
Target-setting method justification
Trend data were not available for this objective. A 10 percent improvement from the baseline was used to calculate a target. This method was used because it was a statistically significant improvement from the baseline.


Methodology notes

Discharges that meet the inclusion and exclusion rules for the numerator in more than one of the above Prevention Quality Indicators are counted only once in the numerator.