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 hospital admissions for diabetes per 100,000 adults

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.