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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Percent of residents who lose too much weight

Measure Source

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


1.119 Chronic care: Percent of residents who lose too much weight, by State, 2004.

Data Source

CMS, Minimum Data Set (MDS).


All residents with a valid target assessment.


Residents who have experienced weight loss of 5 percent of more in the last 30 days or 10 percent or more in the last 6 months.


The data were downloaded from in March 2005.

Excludes admission assessments, residents with missing weight loss data and residents receiving hospice care. 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

Improvement in upper body dressing. Post acute care: Percent of short-stay residents with pressure sores.


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