Carolinas Healthcare System - Blue Ridge Hospice Referral Patterns and Quality Outcomes - Oct 2016 to Sep 2019


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DRG Category Total Unique Beneficiaries Discharged (Oct 2016 to Sep 2019) 30 Day Hospice Admission Rate Post Hospital Discharge (%) Hospice Avg. LOS Hospice Median LOS Burke Hospice and Palliative Care - Valdese, NC Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care - Lenoir, NC Catawba Regional Hospice - Newton, NC
All 4,063
Surgical 1,060
Non Surgical 3,347
Septicemia or Severe Sepsis 781
Heart Failure and Shock 235
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy 225
Pulmonary Edema and Respiratory Failure 223
Major Hip and Knee Joint Replacement or Reattachment of Lower Extremity 211
Renal Failure 207
Psychoses 194
Nutritional and Miscellaneous Metabolic Disorders 182
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 165
Hip and Femur Procedures Except Major Joint 153
Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders 148
Intracranial Hemorrhage or Cerebral Infarction 122
Alcohol/Drug Abuse or Dependence 121
Kidney and Urinary Tract Infections 113
G.I.Hemorrhage 102
Esophagitis, Gastroenteritis and Miscellaneous Digestive Disorders 100
Acute Myocardial Infarction 96
Infections and Parasitic Diseases with O.R. Procedure 90
Diabetes 89
Major Small and Large Bowel Procedures 84
G.I. Obstruction 83
Respiratory Infections and Inflammations 77
Cellulitis 72
Major Gastrointestinal Disorders and Peritoneal Infections 70
Red Blood Cell Disorders 65
Poisoning and Toxic Effects of Drugs 61
Disorders of Pancreas Except Malignancy 51
Respiratory System Diagnosis with Ventilator Support 49
Pulmonary Embolism 45
Other Kidney and Urinary Tract Diagnoses 45
Percutaneous Cardiovascular Procedures with Coronary Artery/Stent 41
Cholecystectomy 41
Seizures 40
Other Disorders of Nervous System 40
Medical Back Problems 37
Fractures of Hip and Pelvis 37
Depressive Neuroses 34
Disorders of Liver Except Malignancy, Cirrhosis and Alcoholic Hepatitis 34
Other Digestive System Diagnoses 33
Lower Extremity and Humerus Procedures Except Hip,Foot,Femur 33
Syncope and Collapse 32
Hypertension 32
Endocrine Disorders 31
Peripheral Vascular Disorders 31
Circulatory Disorders Except AMI with Cardiac Catheterization 29
Major Joint and Limb Reattachment Procedures of Upper Extremity 29
Cirrhosis and Alcoholic Hepatitis 28
Signs and Symptoms 28
Foot Procedures 25
Other Circulatory System Diagnoses 25
Fracture, Sprain, Strain and Dislocation Except Femur, Hip, Pelvis and Thigh 24
Amputation of Lower Limb for Endocrine, Nutritional and Metabolic Disorders 24
Cervical Spinal Fusion 23
Spinal Fusion Except Cervical 23
Nonspecific Cerebrovascular Disorders 23
Degenerative Nervous System Disorders 23
Combined Anterior/Posterior Spinal Fusion 21
Other Endocrine, Nutritional and Metabolic Procedures 21
Acute Adjustment Reaction and Psychosocial Dysfunction 20
Kidney and Ureter Procedures 18
Bronchitis and Asthma 18
Chest Pain 17
Non-extensive Procedure Unrelated to Principal Diagnosis 17
Organic Disturbances and Intellectual Disability 17
Extensive O.R. Procedure Unrelated to Principal Diagnosis 16
Transient Ischemia 16
Disorders of Biliary Tract 16
Peptic Ulcer 15
Other Skin, Subcutaneous Tissue and Breast Procedures 15
Inflammatory Bowel Disease 14
Major Hematological/Immunological Diagnoses Except Sickle Cell Crisis and Coagulation 14
Other Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue Diagnoses 14
Transurethral Procedures 14
Ischemic Stroke with Use of Thrombolytic Agent 13
Neuroses Except Depressive 13
Complications of Treatment 13
Alcohol/Drug Abuse or Dependence, Left AMA 13
Cranial and Peripheral Nerve Disorders 13
Stomach, Esophageal and Duodenal Procedures 12
Pathological Fractures and Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Malignancy 12
Postoperative and Post-Traumatic Infections 12
Pneumothorax 12
Postoperative or Post-Traumatic Infections with O.R. Procedure 12
Other Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue O.R. Procedures 12
Pleural Effusion 12
Aftercare, Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue 12
Hernia Procedures 12
Peritoneal Adhesiolysis 11