This report discusses the distribution for diabetes mellitus at Indian Health Service (IHS) and tribally operated direct and contract hospitals for fiscal year FY 1995. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of hospitalization for patients 45 years-of-age and older, among American Indians and Alaska Natives. The data in this report was collected from IHS-operated hospitals (11 of the 12 IHS Areas), tribally-operated hospitals, and community hospitals that are contracted by IHS or the Tribes. The information is tabulated by the age, sex, and principal diagnosis (first-listed) of the patients. Included in this report is a comparison of the IHS and tribal hospital experience to the use of non-Federal short-stay hospitals by the U.S. civilian all races population in calendar year 1995 for diabetes mellitus.
Indian Health Service, Staff Office of Planning, Evaluation and Research Rockville, MD 20857.
Kaufman SF. Discharge for diabetes mellitus: IHS and tribal direct and contact general hospitals, fiscal year 1995 and U.S. non-federal short-stay hospitals, calendar year 1995 Indian Health Service, Staff Office of Planning, Evaluation and Research Rockville, MD 20857. 1997