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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Post acute care: Percent of short-stay residents with pressure sores

Measure Source

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

Table

1.118 Post acute care: Percent of short-stay residents with pressure sores, by State, 2003 and 2004.

Data Source

CMS, Minimum Data Set (MDS).

Denominator

Medicare beneficiary post acute care patients with a valid SNF PPS 14-day assessment and a valid preceding SNF PPS 5-day assessment.

Numerator

Subset of the denominator population who satisfy either of the following conditions:

  1. Had no pressure sores on the SNF PPS 5-day assessment and has at least Stage 1 pressure sores on the SNF PPS 14-day assessment
  2. Had pressure sores on the SNF PPS 5-day assessment, and pressure sores worsened or failed to improve on the SNF PPS 14-day assessment

Comments

The data were downloaded from http://www.medicare.gov/NHCompare/Include/DataSection/Questions/SearchCriteria.asp in March 2005.

Percent is risk-adjusted using resident-level covariates.

PPS refers to Medicare Prospective Payment System for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs).

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 http://www.cms.hhs.gov/center/quality.asp.

Percent of residents who lose too much weight. Post acute care: Percent of short-stay residents with delirium.

 

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