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Table 1.128
Percent of improvement in dyspneaa 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 57.5   0.04 53.2   0.04
Alabama 59.0 55.7 0.28 51.2 47.8 0.29
Alaska 47.8 53.8 1.57 44.5 50.8 1.60
Arizona 61.4 60.2 0.36 60.3 59.8 0.40
Arkansas 53.0 51.1 0.42 47.6 45.6 0.42
California 60.2 61.4 0.13 54.1 55.9 0.14
Colorado 52.7 58.4 0.37 50.2 56.9 0.42
Connecticut 55.3 59.3 0.32 53.7 57.3 0.34
Delaware 58.9 59.3 0.73 58.5 59.2 0.66
District of Columbia 66.4 69.2 1.16 61.8 62.3 1.04
Florida 58.0 55.9 0.12 55.4 52.5 0.13
Georgia 61.3 58.7 0.27 55.6 52.3 0.28
Hawaii 60.6 67.6 1.08 55.4 61.0 1.05
Idaho 49.5 53.1 0.67 50.7 54.4 0.73
Illinois 60.7 61.3 0.19 55.1 56.2 0.20
Indiana 56.3 56.7 0.31 52.0 52.3 0.33
Iowa 51.1 51.5 0.45 46.4 48.4 0.47
Kansas 54.9 56.7 0.47 44.6 47.5 0.52
Kentucky 52.6 51.6 0.30 48.0 45.9 0.30
Louisiana 49.5 45.9 0.30 46.1 42.6 0.31
Maine 54.1 55.3 0.49 51.9 53.3 0.52
Maryland 62.8 63.3 0.33 57.7 57.7 0.35
Massachusetts 55.4 57.5 0.21 51.2 53.1 0.22
Michigan 61.2 60.9 0.18 57.7 57.4 0.19
Minnesota 55.4 56.9 0.41 51.6 53.2 0.45
Mississippi 57.8 54.0 0.34 51.9 47.1 0.36
Missouri 57.7 57.7 0.25 54.1 54.2 0.26
Montana 49.8 55.6 0.84 45.2 49.6 0.85
Nebraska 56.6 59.7 0.59 48.4 51.9 0.63
Nevada 57.2 57.9 0.52 54.9 55.3 0.61
New Hampshire 55.7 57.4 0.60 53.2 54.0 0.62
New Jersey 61.2 62.0 0.23 59.8 60.5 0.24
New Mexico 59.5 63.8 0.59 57.6 62.9 0.61
New York 59.5 61.5 0.16 54.7 57.8 0.17
North Carolina 60.6 59.7 0.23 56.5 55.4 0.25
North Dakota 57.3 57.7 0.86 48.7 48.7 0.86
Ohio 57.1 57.2 0.19 53.4 53.7 0.21
Oklahoma 50.7 47.4 0.33 45.2 41.8 0.35
Oregon 56.5 60.6 0.41 53.3 57.1 0.42
Pennsylvania 57.7 58.5 0.14 52.1 53.2 0.16
Rhode Island 63.2 63.1 0.50 57.5 60.3 0.55
South Carolina 65.5 64.3 0.36 59.5 57.5 0.37
South Dakota 52.0 55.6 0.88 46.5 50.4 0.93
Tennessee 55.5 53.7 0.24 51.4 49.1 0.25
Texas 51.3 49.0 0.14 46.4 43.5 0.16
Utah 61.2 62.3 0.47 58.1 59.5 0.51
Vermont 57.6 60.3 0.78 52.0 55.1 0.86
Virginia 57.6 57.7 0.27 54.0 54.0 0.28
Washington 57.5 60.0 0.34 53.1 55.9 0.36
West Virginia 51.5 53.2 0.48 45.8 47.1 0.49
Wisconsin 53.2 56.5 0.37 52.0 55.7 0.40
Wyoming 51.5 58.0 1.31 44.5 51.2 1.38

a Consumer language for this measure is: Percentage of patients who are short of breath less often. The CMS report results of testing this language is available at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/OASIS/.

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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