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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Acute care hospitalization

Measure Source

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Home Health Quality Initiative.

Table

1.131 Percent of acute care hospitalization for home health episodes, by State, 2002 and 2004.

Data Source

Calculated by the Center for Health Services and Policy, Research, University of Colorado, from Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) data.

Denominator

All home health episodes that begin and end in the survey year.

Numerator

Episodes in which a person was hospitalized for an acute condition while receiving home health care services.

Comments

Reason for hospitalization may be for emergent, urgent, or elective conditions.

Risk-adjusted rates are available for State estimates only. Particulars about risk adjustment and further information about this and other measures of the Home Health Quality Initiative are available at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/center/quality.asp.

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