Focus on Payer
When analyzing the quality of care patients receive in the hospital, it can be important to consider the expected payer of those services. This section includes data on hospital care measures that refer to inpatient mortality and potentially avoidable complications by expected primary payer (privately insured, Medicare, Medicaid, and the uninsured). A comparison of Medicare, Medicaid, and the uninsured to the privately insured is also featured.
Take a closer look at the quality of hospital care by each payer in Washington:
Many factors might influence the disparities within this State, including the context of its environment. To learn about the contextual factors that might have a cause, effect, or other indirect association with the results shown in the performance meters, select this link or Contextual Factors.
Total Hospitalizations by Expected Primary Payer in Washington
The pie chart shows the distribution of all hospitalizations by expected primary payer in Washington and serves as contextual information when reviewing how each insurance type performs on different measures of hospital care.
In 2008, in Washington the expected primary payer for hospitalizations is: Medicare 31%, Medicaid 20%, privately insured 43%, uninsured 3%, and all other insurers 2%.