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Chronic care: Percent of residents who have moderate to severe pain.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Nursing Home Quality Initiative.
1.98 Chronic care: Percent of residents who have moderate to severe pain, by State, 2002 and 2003.
Medicare beneficiary chronic care residents with a valid target assessment.
Residents with moderate pain at least daily, or horrible or excruciating pain at any frequency on the target assessment.
Rate is risk adjusted using resident level covariates.
Excludes admission assessments, assessments with inconsistent or missing responses regarding the measure. See CMS website for details: http://www.cms.hhs.gov/Manuals/.
The 2002 estimates reflect care delivered in quarter 2, from April 1 to June 30, 2002. The 2003 estimates reflect care delivered in quarter 3, from July 1, 2003 to September 30, 2003.