DASH Guide:Diabetes Hospitalization

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This guide is just part of a larger DASH Data Guide.

This data includes the number of people hospitalized with diabetes between 2013-2015, by age group, for Allegheny County Zip Codes.

What's Included in the Data

Publicly Available

  • Zip Code
  • Number hospitalized under age 65
  • Number hospitalized age 65 and above

Where to Find the Data

Things To Know

The data provided reflects information provided by each health plan that corresponded to the definition used for The Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) reporting, i.e. people between 18 and 75 years of age who met a standard definition for diabetes and continuous enrollment criteria.

This definition does not distinguish between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

The denominator in this data set is the total population in each zip code for all reporting health plans. *HEDIS is a tool used by more than 90 percent of America's health plans to measure performance on important dimensions of care and service.

Users should be cautious of using administrative claims data as a measure of disease prevalence and interpreting trends over time, as data provided were collected for purposes other than surveillance. Limitations of these data include but are not limited to: misclassification, duplicate individuals, exclusion of individuals who did not seek care in past two years and those who are: uninsured, enrolled in plans not represented in the dataset, or were not enrolled in one of the represented plans for at least 90 days.