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Table 1.121
Percent of improvement in management of oral medicationsa for home health episodes, by State, 2002 and 2004
  2004 2002
State Observed percent Risk adjusted percentb Standard error of observed percent Observed percent Risk adjusted percentb Standard error of observed percent
United States 38.7   0.04 35.0   0.04
Alabama 38.5 40.6 0.31 31.0 33.8 0.29
Alaska 26.7 32.2 1.33 24.2 29.4 1.40
Arizona 39.2 38.1 0.37 38.4 37.8 0.42
Arkansas 36.9 36.7 0.47 34.9 35.4 0.47
California 37.9 39.9 0.13 34.2 36.0 0.13
Colorado 36.6 34.3 0.38 34.0 33.3 0.43
Connecticut 35.9 36.9 0.33 35.8 33.0 0.35
Delaware 40.4 36.7 0.78 38.0 35.0 0.75
District of Columbia 42.9 41.4 1.27 45.8 43.1 1.15
Florida 38.7 40.7 0.14 36.9 38.8 0.15
Georgia 37.6 38.5 0.28 33.0 34.2 0.29
Hawaii 32.1 33.0 0.85 27.1 26.8 0.76
Idaho 31.3 32.4 0.64 30.2 31.2 0.70
Illinois 43.2 42.3 0.20 39.2 37.9 0.21
Indiana 39.5 38.2 0.34 34.3 33.0 0.34
Iowa 39.1 33.8 0.49 35.3 30.1 0.51
Kansas 37.9 34.9 0.49 29.1 27.9 0.53
Kentucky 35.5 34.9 0.33 33.3 32.7 0.34
Louisiana 37.5 39.8 0.35 33.8 36.3 0.35
Maine 36.5 35.0 0.52 32.8 31.3 0.54
Maryland 41.5 39.3 0.34 36.9 35.3 0.35
Massachusetts 42.0 39.0 0.22 36.1 33.0 0.24
Michigan 43.0 41.4 0.19 38.7 36.8 0.20
Minnesota 36.8 34.3 0.40 32.6 29.1 0.44
Mississippi 40.6 42.4 0.41 35.3 38.5 0.41
Missouri 40.3 36.4 0.28 37.1 34.3 0.29
Montana 30.3 32.6 0.78 28.2 30.4 0.80
Nebraska 41.0 35.6 0.62 34.9 29.0 0.62
Nevada 41.7 42.5 0.60 41.9 42.1 0.71
New Hampshire 39.0 38.0 0.65 36.5 35.0 0.67
New Jersey 42.1 40.7 0.24 39.2 37.9 0.26
New Mexico 42.4 42.3 0.62 38.1 38.9 0.63
New York 40.3 40.8 0.17 37.6 37.6 0.19
North Carolina 35.5 34.3 0.23 30.5 31.0 0.24
North Dakota 37.2 29.5 0.86 30.6 25.1 0.88
Ohio 40.1 37.2 0.21 36.5 33.9 0.22
Oklahoma 38.6 37.8 0.38 34.6 34.6 0.40
Oregon 31.5 36.3 0.34 27.9 32.8 0.34
Pennsylvania 40.9 39.2 0.16 36.7 34.5 0.16
Rhode Island 41.4 36.1 0.53 39.0 34.5 0.57
South Carolina 37.8 36.9 0.36 33.6 32.9 0.36
South Dakota 36.9 36.5 0.93 31.9 26.8 0.91
Tennessee 37.0 38.1 0.26 33.6 35.1 0.27
Texas 35.0 37.5 0.16 31.1 33.7 0.17
Utah 38.4 39.9 0.52 34.7 36.6 0.56
Vermont 41.1 39.5 0.84 37.8 34.4 0.94
Virginia 36.8 36.9 0.27 33.3 33.7 0.28
Washington 33.7 37.0 0.31 29.6 32.5 0.31
West Virginia 32.7 34.4 0.47 28.4 29.3 0.47
Wisconsin 34.2 32.7 0.37 31.5 29.5 0.39
Wyoming 37.2 34.8 1.39 30.2 29.7 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).

b 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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