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Data Visualization of Recent Sepsis Studies

Data Visualization of Recent Sepsis Studies

Medicare is the US federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease. Medicare spending in 2018 was 21% of the national US total health expenditure, more than six times larger than the largest private payer.

These sepsis acute inpatient admissions data reflect Fee-For-Service (Medicare Part A/B) beneficiaries only. The rate of rise of the admission counts is actually greater because the fraction of Medicare beneficiaries electing fee-for-service has declined in favor of the Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C) option.

At the beginning of the period, 2012, FFS accounted for 78.6% of all sepsis admissions; by the end of the period, 2018, that fraction had fallen to 67.3%.

October 16, 2020

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