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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Stabilization in bathing

Measure Source

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

Table

1.123 Percent of stabilization in bathing 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's ability to bathe did not worsen compared to a prior assessment.

Comments

The OASIS instrument measures bathing ability on a 6-level scale from 0 (fully independent) to 5 (completely dependent). Episodes are not included for persons who are at the lowest level and cannot decline any more.

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.

Improvement in transferring. Improvement in bathing.

 

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