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2003 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Chronic care: Percent of residents with pain.

Measure Source

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

Tables

1.87 Nursing facility care: Chronic care: Percent of residents with pain, by state, 2002.

Data Source

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Data from the Minimum Data Set. Downloaded from the CMS Nursing Home Compare web site November 2002: http://www.medicare.gov/NHCompare/Include/DataSection/Questions/SearchCriteria.asp.

Denominator

Chronic care residents with a valid target assessment.

Numerator

Residents with moderate pain at least daily or horrible/excruciating pain at any frequency on the target assessment.

Comments

Excludes admission assessments and assessments with inconsistent responses regarding the measure.

Statistics are calculated based on data from five target quarters occurring between 2000 and 2002.

See CMS website for exact measure specification: http://www.cms.hhs.gov/center/quality.aspnhqi/NatlUserMan_v1_1.pdf.

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