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Table 1.127
Percent of improvement in pain interfering with activitya for home health episodes, by State, 2002 and 2004b
  2004 2002
State Observed percent Risk adjusted percentc Standard error of observed percent Observed percent Risk adjusted percentc Standard error of observed percent
United States 60.4   0.04 56.8   0.04
Alabama 58.1 59.8 0.28 51.4 50.6 0.30
Alaska 53.0 55.0 1.44 44.2 43.4 1.56
Arizona 57.5 57.1 0.33 57.6 56.9 0.39
Arkansas 56.3 57.0 0.40 53.2 52.4 0.42
California 62.8 62.6 0.12 58.3 57.6 0.13
Colorado 54.9 54.3 0.35 50.6 49.8 0.40
Connecticut 60.5 60.8 0.31 58.7 58.0 0.33
Delaware 63.8 62.9 0.74 59.4 58.6 0.69
District of Columbia 72.9 72.7 1.04 67.4 66.6 1.00
Florida 63.0 62.3 0.12 60.5 59.5 0.14
Georgia 60.8 61.4 0.26 55.5 54.7 0.29
Hawaii 58.8 60.6 0.99 55.0 54.3 0.95
Idaho 51.4 51.1 0.62 48.5 47.7 0.68
Illinois 64.4 65.3 0.18 60.2 59.4 0.20
Indiana 59.5 60.2 0.31 55.1 54.4 0.33
Iowa 56.0 56.4 0.43 50.9 50.2 0.45
Kansas 59.9 60.1 0.44 48.1 47.4 0.51
Kentucky 55.5 56.9 0.30 52.3 51.6 0.32
Louisiana 54.3 54.9 0.29 50.2 49.5 0.32
Maine 56.6 56.0 0.48 56.4 55.6 0.51
Maryland 59.6 59.6 0.32 59.3 58.5 0.35
Massachusetts 63.9 63.0 0.21 58.6 57.0 0.23
Michigan 62.8 62.5 0.17 61.6 60.8 0.19
Minnesota 54.9 55.5 0.37 50.8 50.0 0.41
Mississippi 57.3 57.8 0.34 54.2 53.5 0.37
Missouri 60.1 59.2 0.24 54.4 53.9 0.25
Montana 53.8 55.3 0.79 47.0 46.2 0.79
Nebraska 60.0 59.9 0.55 52.4 51.7 0.58
Nevada 58.3 58.2 0.52 57.0 56.3 0.61
New Hampshire 58.2 57.8 0.58 57.5 56.8 0.61
New Jersey 65.3 65.1 0.24 64.7 64.0 0.26
New Mexico 57.3 57.8 0.55 59.5 60.2 0.57
New York 64.8 64.5 0.16 62.7 61.9 0.18
North Carolina 60.1 61.1 0.22 56.5 55.7 0.24
North Dakota 56.1 55.3 0.84 46.9 46.1 0.84
Ohio 57.0 56.8 0.19 54.5 53.8 0.20
Oklahoma 54.3 53.4 0.33 49.2 48.4 0.35
Oregon 55.6 57.0 0.36 50.9 52.2 0.37
Pennsylvania 60.6 59.9 0.15 57.4 56.7 0.16
Rhode Island 64.5 61.4 0.50 62.5 61.8 0.56
South Carolina 62.5 63.4 0.33 56.3 56.9 0.36
South Dakota 57.8 59.3 0.90 49.7 49.0 0.90
Tennessee 57.9 59.4 0.24 53.0 52.3 0.26
Texas 57.8 57.8 0.14 52.2 51.4 0.17
Utah 56.7 55.6 0.45 51.3 50.5 0.50
Vermont 59.8 60.8 0.71 60.9 60.2 0.80
Virginia 57.0 57.8 0.26 54.6 53.9 0.28
Washington 55.4 56.6 0.31 52.2 51.5 0.33
West Virginia 55.9 57.9 0.49 51.4 53.0 0.51
Wisconsin 56.3 56.1 0.35 52.9 52.7 0.38
Wyoming 60.5 60.9 1.18 50.1 49.3 1.26

a Consumer language used on the Home Health Compare Web site for this measure is: Percentage of patients who have less pain when moving around.

b The risk adjusted values presented in this table use the Home Health Compare methodology for risk adjusting. The data presented in the Outcome-Based Quality Improvement reports are not risk adjusted.

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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