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    Mailing Address
    THCIC
    Dept. of State Health Services
    Center for Health Statistics, MC 1898
    PO Box 149347
    Austin, Texas 78714-9347

    Location
    Moreton Building, M-660
    1100 West 49th Street
    Austin, TX 78756

    512-776-7261
    512-776-7740 (fax)
    Email: thcichelp@dshs.state.tx.us

Utilization Report

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Texas Health Care Information Collection
Center for Health Statistics

Utilization Review: Specific Inpatient Procedures by Texas Hospital Referral Region

Introduction

This report analyzes the clinical practice of over 500 Texas hospitals by reviewing data on patients discharged from the hospital. It is an analysis of variations in treatment in different regions of the state. The Hospital Referral Regions are defined by the Dartmouth Atlas as service areas for referrals or specialty care.

The measures focus on seven inpatient procedures for which there is national concern about over-use, under-use or inappropriate use. There are wide regional variations in clinical practice for these procedures. 'Utilization' refers to the degree to which these procedures were performed:

Appendices

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Last updated April 17, 2012