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Improvement in ambulation/locomotion
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Home Health Quality Initiative.
1.125 Percent of improvement in ambulation/locomotion for home health episodes, by State, 2002 and 2004.
Calculated by the Center for Health Services and Policy, Research, University of Colorado, from Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) data.
All home health episodes that begin and end in the survey year.
Episodes in which a person who improved at walking or moving around compared to a prior assessment.
The OASIS instrument measures ambulation or locomotion ability on a 6-level scale from 0 (full, independent ambulation) to 5 (bedfast). Episodes are not included for persons who are at the highest level and cannot improve any more.
Risk-adjusted rates are available for State estimates only. Particulars about risk adjustment and further information about this and other measures of the Home Health Quality Initiative are available at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/center/quality.asp.