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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Home health care patients who get better at taking their medication correctly

Measure Source

Home Health Quality Initiative.


90 Home health care patients who get better at taking their medication correctly, United States, 2002, by

  • Race

Data Source

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) data.


All home health episodes that begin and end in 2002.


Episodes in which patients get better at taking their medication correctly compared to a prior assessment.


The OASIS instrument measures management of oral medications on a three level scale from 0 (fully independent) to 2 (entirely dependent) and refers to ability, not medication compliance. Episodes are not included for persons who are at the highest level and can not improve any more.

Excludes injectable and IV medications.



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