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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Home health care patients who get better at getting dressed.

Measure Source

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


122 Home health care patients who get better at getting dressed, United States, 2003, by

  • Race
  • Ethnicity

Data Source

CMS, Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS).


All home health episodes that begin and end in 2003.


Episodes in which a person's ability to dress his or her upper body improved compared to a prior assessment.


The OASIS instrument measures upper body dressing ability on a 4-level scale from 0 (fully independent) to 3 (entirely dependent). Episodes are not included for persons who are at the highest level and cannot improve any more.



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