On the Hospice Detail Page there are two tables that each have a count of patients for the last four quarters, and the numbers don't match. (See screenshot) This article explains why these two tables have different numbers.
Note, of course, that the counts in each of the quarters (above) don't match across the tables.
The number in the Hospice Summary table is a count of distinct patients admitted to the hospice listed during the one year reporting period. These patients can be from anywhere in the country. Some hospices treat patients from other counties or even different states.
The purpose of this table is to summarize the volume and character of the care provided by the listed hospice. These metrics are a starting point for understanding this hospice and for comparison with other hospices.
Market Share: County
The number in the "Last Four" column of the Market Share: County table is different in two significant ways: First, the number is a count of patient stays rather than distinct patients. That is to say, if a patient is admitted, discharged, and then re-admitted within the one year reporting period, that patient will be counted twice. Second, this count includes only patients who reside in the county that matches the location of the hospice. The Market Share tables throughout the Solution will always be different in these two ways.
The Market Share table reveals the percentage of patients from a specified region that a hospice has served. This metric is used to capture trends over time, and gives a basis for comparison with other hospices to see which has the competitive advantage.