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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Chronic care: Percent of low-risk residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder

Measure Source

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


1.114 Chronic care: Percent of low-risk residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder, by State, 2003 and 2004.

Data Source

CMS, Minimum Data Set (MDS).


Medicare beneficiary chronic care residents with a valid target assessment and not qualifying as high-risk.


Subset of the denominator population who were frequently incontinent or fully incontinent on target assessment.


The data were downloaded from in March 2005.

Excludes admission assessments, residents with missing values, residents with comatose status, residents had an indwelling catheter or ostomy, or residents with unknown status for these conditions. 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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Chronic care: Percent of residents who have/had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder. Chronic care: Percent of low-risk residents who have pressure sores.



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