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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Short-stay nursing home residents with delirium.

Measure Source

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


119 Short stay nursing home residents with delirium, United States, 2003, by

  • Race/ethnicity

Data Source

CMS, Minimum Data Set (MDS).


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 1 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). For details about this and other measures of the Nursing Home Quality Initiative, please refer to the documentation available at



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