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Table 1.112: Percent of improvement in management of oral medicationsa for home health episodes, by State, 2002 and 2003

  2003 2002
State Observed percent Risk adjusted percentc Standard error of observed rate Observed percent Risk adjusted percentc Standard error of observed rate
             
United States 36.46   0.04 35.02   0.04
             
Alabama 33.17 35.65 0.30 30.96 33.82 0.29
Alaska 22.88 29.52 1.36 24.19 29.44 1.40
Arizona 38.55 38.00 0.39 38.35 37.80 0.42
Arkansas 34.42 33.81 0.47 34.92 35.38 0.47
California 36.11 38.12 0.13 34.17 35.96 0.13
Colorado 35.59 33.41 0.40 34.02 33.28 0.43
Connecticut 36.85 35.73 0.35 35.76 33.03 0.35
Delaware 39.01 36.20 0.80 37.98 34.97 0.75
District of Columbia 47.32 44.84 1.33 45.82 43.14 1.15
Florida 37.36 39.37 0.14 36.93 38.76 0.15
Georgia 34.76 35.42 0.29 33.01 34.20 0.29
Hawaii 28.04 28.38 0.79 27.05 26.82 0.76
Idaho 29.14 29.61 0.66 30.15 31.18 0.70
Illinois 40.11 38.98 0.21 39.23 37.88 0.21
Indiana 35.27 33.85 0.34 34.28 33.01 0.34
Iowa 37.24 31.78 0.51 35.33 30.07 0.51
Kansas 31.76 30.06 0.51 29.09 27.89 0.53
Kentucky 33.98 33.59 0.33 33.29 32.67 0.34
Louisiana 35.54 37.96 0.35 33.77 36.30 0.35
Maine 34.09 32.43 0.54 32.76 31.32 0.54
Maryland 38.08 36.27 0.35 36.87 35.28 0.35
Massachusetts 39.03 35.96 0.24 36.14 32.96 0.24
Michigan 41.22 39.46 0.20 38.71 36.80 0.20
Minnesota 34.15 30.89 0.42 32.6 29.05 0.44
Mississippi 37.11 39.61 0.41 35.33 38.49 0.41
Missouri 39.66 36.27 0.29 37.1 34.30 0.29
Montana 29.85 31.36 0.81 28.21 30.41 0.80
Nebraska 36.99 31.80 0.63 34.91 29.02 0.62
Nevada 41.20 42.07 0.66 41.85 42.05 0.71
New Hampshire 39.04 36.94 0.68 36.46 35.00 0.67
New Jersey 39.98 38.59 0.25 39.24 37.88 0.26
New Mexico 39.90 39.51 0.64 38.1 38.89 0.63
New York 38.17 38.86 0.18 37.57 37.63 0.19
North Carolina 32.60 31.57 0.24 30.5 31.04 0.24
North Dakota 35.11 28.58 0.91 30.62 25.08 0.88
Ohio 37.99 35.43 0.21 36.51 33.87 0.22
Oklahoma 34.90 34.91 0.39 34.61 34.64 0.40
Oregon 29.28 33.90 0.35 27.89 32.79 0.34
Pennsylvania 38.12 35.94 0.16 36.66 34.53 0.16
Puerto Ricob       33.3 39.04 0.39
Rhode Island 40.36 35.42 0.54 38.96 34.54 0.57
South Carolina 35.69 34.59 0.36 33.6 32.90 0.36
South Dakota 33.73 32.91 0.90 31.85 26.76 0.91
Tennessee 34.37 35.73 0.27 33.62 35.07 0.27
Texas 32.49 35.22 0.17 31.08 33.68 0.17
Utah 35.97 37.31 0.55 34.7 36.59 0.56
Vermont 36.76 33.43 0.90 37.8 34.41 0.94
Virgin Islandsb       27.03 34.26 5.16
Virginia 34.91 35.13 0.27 33.28 33.68 0.28
Washington 31.80 34.49 0.32 29.63 32.53 0.31
West Virginia 30.93 32.11 0.47 28.39 29.32 0.47
Wisconsin 32.03 30.01 0.38 31.46 29.46 0.39
Wyoming 34.28 30.49 1.35 30.23 29.67 1.38
             

a Consumer language used on the Home Health Compare Web site for this measure is: Percentage of patients who get better at taking their medicines correctly (by mouth).

bData not available for year 2003.

c Only observed national rate reported as in Home Health Compare.

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

 

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