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Performance Budget Submission for Congressional Justification

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Detail of Performance Analysis Table

Long-term Care Portfolio

Performance Measures Targets Actual Performance Reference*

Improve quality and safety in all long-term care settings and during transitions across settings.

Outcome

  • Disseminate findings from AHRQ nursing home fall prevention program.
  • Distribute report on implementation of evidence-based protocols for pressure ulcers prevention in nursing homes.
  • Synthesize recent research findings on what aspects of nursing home care prevents inappropriate hospitalizations.
 

SG-1/3/5
HP-1

Improve community-based care to maximize function and community participation, and prevent inappropriate institutionalization and hospitalizations.

Outcome

  • Synthesize recent research findings on what aspects of community-based services and care in assisted living can prevent inappropriate institutionalization and hospitalizations.
  • New Freedom Initiative: Initiate evaluation plan to assess findings from youth in transition (from pediatric to adult services) projects.
 

SG-1/3/5
HP-1

Improve coordination of formal long-term care with hospital care, primary care, and informal caregivers to facilitate clinical decisionmaking and assure timely transfer of clinical data.

Outcome

  • Initiate dissemination of E-communication tool (i.e., a Web-based tool to improve coordination between hospital, primary care and home care clinicians and patients and their informal care providers to improve care planning and self-care).
  • Disseminate E-communication user aids and expand network of provider partnerships to jumpstart use of E-communication tools by multiple provider organizations.
  • Complete initial identification of user needs and barriers associated with 1st generation E-communication tool use.
  • Draft contractual award materials for 2007 multiple provider implementation of 2nd generation E-communication tool in diverse geographic settings.
 

SG-1/3/5
HP-1

Improve information about services and quality so that consumers can make informed choices about the care they receive.

Outcome

  • Determine final sampling methodology and plan of implementation to enhance measurement on the long-term care population.
  • Publish report on how States monitor assisted living/residential care facilities and how States report to consumers.
  • Produce report on the state-of-the-art of instruments and tools available to profile assisted living/residential care.
 

SG-1/3/5
HP-1

* SG = Strategic Goal; HP = Healthy People

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