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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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

Measure Source

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


1.116 Post acute care: Percent of short-stay residents who had moderate to severe pain, 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 moderate pain at least daily or horrible/excruciating pain at any frequency.


The data were downloaded from in March 2005.

Excludes assessments with inconsistent responses regarding the measure.

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


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