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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Home Health Care

Home health care patients who get better at getting dressed

Measure Source

Home Health Quality Initiative.

Table

89 Home health care patients who get better at getting dressed, United States, 2002, by

  • Race

Data Source

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) data.

Denominator

All home health episodes that begin and end in 2002.

Numerator

Episodes in which a person's ability to dress their upper body improved compared to a prior assessment.

Comments

The OASIS instrument measures upper body dressing ability on a four level scale from 0 (fully independent) to 4 (entirely dependent). Episodes are not included for persons who are at the highest level and can not improve any more.

 

 

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