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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Long-stay nursing home residents who have moderate to severe pain.

Measure Source

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


107 Long-stay nursing home residents who have moderate to severe pain, United States, 2003, by

  • Race/ethnicity

Data Source

CMS, Minimum Data Set (MDS).


Long-term care residents with a valid target assessment.


Residents with moderate pain at least daily or horrible/excruciating pain at any frequency on the target assessment.


Excludes admission assessments and assessments with inconsistent responses regarding the measure.



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