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Table 1.130
Percent of improvement in confusion frequencya 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 43.3   0.05 39.9   0.05
Alabama 46.1 46.0 0.34 37.3 37.6 0.33
Alaska 33.0 35.4 1.60 27.8 31.8 1.67
Arizona 44.2 43.1 0.46 44.9 44.6 0.53
Arkansas 40.7 37.7 0.51 35.4 33.7 0.49
California 41.2 44.2 0.16 39.0 41.9 0.17
Colorado 40.1 38.7 0.44 38.1 37.3 0.49
Connecticut 39.9 41.4 0.37 40.5 39.5 0.42
Delaware 47.1 42.9 1.00 47.1 44.2 0.95
District of Columbia 50.4 43.1 1.41 44.8 39.2 1.32
Florida 44.4 45.6 0.16 41.9 43.0 0.18
Georgia 46.1 45.5 0.34 41.6 41.3 0.34
Hawaii 38.0 42.2 1.10 38.9 41.2 1.07
Idaho 32.8 32.7 0.70 32.5 32.8 0.77
Illinois 46.8 46.4 0.24 42.8 42.0 0.26
Indiana 44.5 42.5 0.39 39.8 37.7 0.41
Iowa 39.7 36.7 0.54 32.2 29.7 0.55
Kansas 40.6 39.1 0.57 30.6 29.1 0.58
Kentucky 42.8 41.6 0.39 37.4 36.1 0.39
Louisiana 35.5 36.1 0.35 31.9 32.5 0.34
Maine 39.6 38.6 0.57 37.2 35.8 0.62
Maryland 46.6 45.7 0.45 42.5 41.3 0.48
Massachusetts 44.7 43.2 0.25 41.9 39.4 0.29
Michigan 46.0 44.9 0.22 42.6 41.8 0.24
Minnesota 39.6 40.3 0.48 38.3 37.6 0.54
Mississippi 44.2 44.2 0.43 38.6 39.3 0.43
Missouri 48.5 45.8 0.34 43.5 41.5 0.35
Montana 30.7 31.1 0.84 30.5 31.4 0.90
Nebraska 45.4 42.5 0.70 36.3 34.0 0.76
Nevada 44.4 43.3 0.69 42.4 41.1 0.79
New Hampshire 43.1 41.9 0.75 40.5 38.4 0.78
New Jersey 49.9 48.8 0.31 49.8 47.9 0.34
New Mexico 42.1 42.0 0.70 39.5 39.0 0.70
New York 48.2 47.8 0.21 46.5 45.9 0.23
North Carolina 44.5 43.5 0.29 40.2 40.2 0.30
North Dakota 34.5 34.1 1.09 30.3 29.4 1.07
Ohio 46.3 43.8 0.25 43.2 40.9 0.27
Oklahoma 36.0 34.8 0.39 31.8 30.9 0.39
Oregon 37.3 42.6 0.41 35.7 40.7 0.42
Pennsylvania 45.5 45.7 0.19 42.2 42.0 0.20
Rhode Island 51.2 49.3 0.66 48.1 46.9 0.74
South Carolina 47.7 46.8 0.46 43.1 41.9 0.47
South Dakota 32.4 32.7 0.86 30.5 30.1 1.05
Tennessee 41.7 41.5 0.29 38.6 38.3 0.30
Texas 37.0 37.6 0.17 32.2 33.1 0.19
Utah 44.2 43.1 0.58 40.0 40.0 0.60
Vermont 46.0 45.1 0.94 37.8 36.1 1.06
Virginia 42.0 41.8 0.32 38.9 39.3 0.33
Washington 38.9 41.6 0.37 35.6 38.2 0.38
West Virginia 41.4 40.8 0.59 33.1 33.4 0.59
Wisconsin 39.8 39.9 0.43 39.1 39.0 0.49
Wyoming 42.1 37.2 1.57 32.9 31.6 1.55

a Consumer language used on the Home Health Compare Web site for this measure is: Percentage of patients who are confused less often.

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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