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2003 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Chronic care: Restraint use prevalence.

Measure Source

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


1.91 Nursing facility care: Chronic care: Percent of residents in physical restraints, by state, 2002.

Data Source

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Data from the Minimum Data Set. Downloaded from the CMS Nursing Home Compare web site November 2002:


Chronic care residents with a valid target assessment.


Residents who were physically restrained daily on target assessment.


Excludes admission assessments.

Statistics are calculated based on data from five target quarters occurring between 2000 and 2002.

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