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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Chronic care: Percent of residents who have/had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder

Measure Source

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


1.115 Chronic care: Percent of residents who have/had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder, by State, 2003 and 2004.

Data Source

CMS, Minimum Data Set (MDS).


Medicare beneficiary chronic care residents with a valid target assessment.


Subset of the denominator population with indwelling catheters on target assessment.


The data were downloaded from in March 2005.

Rate is risk-adjusted using resident-level covariates.

Excludes admission assessments or residents with missing values. Excludes facilities with fewer than 30 residents in the denominator. For details about this and other measures of the Nursing Home Quality Initiative, please refer to the documentation available at

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Post acute care: Percent of short-stay residents who had moderate to severe pain. Chronic care: Percent of low-risk residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder.



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