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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Post acute care: Percent of short-stay residents with delirium

Measure Source

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


1.117 Post acute care: Percent of short-stay residents with delirium, by State, 2002 and 2004.

Data Source

CMS, Minimum Data Set (MDS).


Medicare beneficiary post acute care patients with a valid SNF PPS 14-day assessment.


Subset of the denominator population with at least 1 symptom of delirium that represents a departure from usual functioning.


The data were downloaded from in March 2005.

Percent is risk-adjusted using resident-level covariates.

Excludes residents with comatose status, residents with end-stage disease, residents receiving hospice care, and residents with unknown status for these conditions. Residents with neurodegenerative diseases are not automatically excluded.

PPS refers to Medicare Prospective Payment System for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs).

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

Post acute care: Percent of short-stay residents with pressure sores. Post acute care: Percent of short-stay residents who had moderate to severe pain.


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