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Table 3. Data Needs for Risk Adjustment (Risk Factors)


  • Age, gender, race.
  • Activities of daily living (ADLs).
  • Cognitive defects.
  • Depression/anxiety.
  • Physical impairment.
  • Sensory impairment.
  • Communication problems.
  • Diagnosis at admission.
  • Terminal prognosis.
  • Comorbidities.
  • Socioeconomic status.
  • Length of stay.
  • Admission source (hospital and home).

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