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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Short-stay nursing home residents who have moderate to severe pain.

Measure Source

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

Table

120 Short stay nursing home residents who have moderate to severe pain, United States, 2003, by

  • Race/ethnicity

Data Source

CMS, Minimum Data Set (MDS).

Denominator

Medicare beneficiary post acute care patients with a valid SNF PPS 14-day assessment.

Numerator

Medicare beneficiary post acute care patients at SNF PPS 14-day assessment with moderate pain at least daily or horrible/excruciating pain at any frequency.

Comments

Excludes assessments with inconsistent responses regarding the measure.

PPS refers to Medicare Prospective Payment System for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). For details about this and other measures of the Nursing Home Quality Initiative, please refer to the documentation available at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/center/quality.asp.

 

 

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