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Six percent of hospital admissions involved treatment for psychosis among Maryland residents who were dual eligible for full Medicare and Medicaid benefits during 2012. Of all diagnostic groups involved in a hospital admission, psychosis was the most prevalent as the first, second, or third named condition. Septicemia, the next most common condition, was involved in five percent of hospitalizations; followed by kidney and urinary tract infection (three percent), heart failure and shock (two percent), and simple pneumonia and pleurisy (two percent).

The top five causes of hospitalization varied by age group. Among dual eligibles under age 65, psychosis was involved . . .

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