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What are the diagnosis variables in the Hospice PUF?

The PUF contains 6 variables containing the number of hospice beneficiaries who had a primary diagnosis of: 1) cancer; 2) dementia; 3) circulatory/heart disease; 4) respiratory disease; 5) stroke; and 6) other diagnoses. The diagnosis variables are mutually exclusive at the provider level, a beneficiary will only be counted in one of the 6 variables depending on which primary diagnosis they received for the most hospice care days. Please see methodology documentation for details on what specific diagnoses were included in each variable.
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