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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Post-Acute Care in Nursing Facilities

Short stay nursing home residents with delirium

Measure Source

CMS Nursing Home Quality Initiative.


86 Short stay nursing home residents with delirium, United States, 2002, by

  • Race

Data Source

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Minimum Data Set.


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


Medicare beneficiary post acute care patients at SNF PPS 14-day assessment with at least one symptom of delirium that represents a departure from usual functioning.


Excludes residents with comatose status, residents with end-stage disease, residents receiving hospice care and residents with unknown status for these conditions. Residents with neurodegenerative diseases are not automatically excluded.

PPS refers to Medicare Prospective Payment System for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). See CMS Quality Measure User Manual for details: (PDF Help).



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