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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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

Measure Source

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Home Health Quality Initiative.

Tables

123 Home health care patients who get better at taking their medication correctly, United States, 2003, by

  • Race
  • Ethnicity

Data Source

CMS, Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS).

Denominator

All home health episodes that begin and end in 2003.

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 3-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 cannot improve any more.

Excludes injectable and IV medications.

 

 

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