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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Home health care patients who get better at taking their medication correctly

Measure Source

Home Health Quality Initiative.

Table

90 Home health care patients who get better at taking their medication correctly, 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 patients get better at taking their medication correctly compared to a prior assessment.

Comments

The OASIS instrument measures management of oral medications on a three level scale from 0 (fully independent) to 2 (entirely dependent) and refers to ability, not medication compliance. Episodes are not included for persons who are at the highest level and can not improve any more.

Excludes injectable and IV medications.

 

 

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