|TABLE 1. Outcome Measures Used in OBQI|
|HEALTH STATUS OUTCOME MEASURES|
|Functional: Activities of Daily Living
Dressing upper body
Dressing lower body
|Functional: Instrumental Activities of Daily Living
Management of oral medications
Light meal preparation
Pain interfering with activity
Number of surgical wounds
Status of surgical wounds
Urinary tract infection
Speech or language
Behavioral problem frequency
|UTILIZATION OUTCOME MEASURES|
| Acute care hospitalization
Discharge to community
|NOTES: Adapted from Shaughnessy, P.W. and Hittle, D.F. 2002. “Overview of Risk Adjustment and Otucome Measures for Home Health Agency OBQI Reports” (available at http://www.cms.gov/providers/hha/RiskAdj1.pdf).
Outcomes labeled as “Improved in” are binary indicators of whether status at discharge is better than at start of the episode on that outcome. Episodes that start at the ceiling of the outcome measure (i.e., those that could not improve because they are already at the top) are excluded from the denominator for “Improvement” outcomes.
Outcomes labeled as “Stabilized in” are binary indicators of whether status at discharge is the same or better at discharge as compared to the start of the episode for that outcome. Episodes that start at the floor of the outcome measure (i.e., those that could not get worse because they start at the worst level), are excluded from the denominator for “Stabilization” outcomes.