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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Chronic care: Percent of residents who have moderate to severe pain

Measure Source

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


1.106 Chronic care: Percent of residents who have moderate to severe pain, by State, 2002 and 2004.

Data Source

CMS, Minimum Data Set (MDS).


Medicare beneficiary chronic care residents with a valid target assessment.


Residents with moderate pain at least daily, or horrible or excruciating pain at any frequency on the target assessment.


The data were downloaded from in March 2005.

Rate is risk-adjusted using resident-level covariates.

Excludes admission assessments and assessments with inconsistent or missing responses regarding the measure. Excludes facilities with fewer than 30 residents in the denominator. For details about this and other measures of the Nursing Home Quality Initiative, please refer to the documentation available at

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Chronic care: Percent of residents who were physically restrained. Chronic care: Percent of residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased.



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