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2003 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Stabilization in bathing.

Measure Source

Home Health Quality Initiative.


1.98 Percent of stabilization in bathing for home health episodes, by state, 2002.

Data Source

Calculated by the Center for Health Services and Policy, Research, University of Colorado, from Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) data.


All home health episodes that begin and end in 2002.


Episodes in which a person’s ability to bathe did not worsen compared to a prior assessment.


The OASIS instrument measures bathing ability on a six level scale from 0 (fully independent) to 5 (completely dependent). Episodes are not included for persons who are at the lowest level and can not declined any more.

The reported results of this measure are risk adjusted. See Overview of Risk Adjustment and Outcome Measures for Home Health Agency OBQI Reports: Highlights of Current Approaches and Outline of Planned Enhancements and Documentation of Prediction Models Used for Risk Adjustment of Home Health Agency Outcomes Reported on the CMS Home Health Compare Web Site available at for further information.

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