Alternative Risk-Adjustment Approaches to Assessing the Quality of Home Health Care: Final Report. TABLE 14: Summary of Agency-Level Analyses: Physiologic Measures

07/01/2006

TABLE 14. Summary of Agency-Level Analyses: Physiologic Measures
  Number (Percent of Agencies Compared Percentage Point Difference: Mean (SD) Percentage Point Difference at the 5th Percentile Percentage Point Difference at the 95th Percentile Spearman's Rank Correlation Number (Percent of Agencies Changing 2+ Deciles in Ranking
IMPROVEMENT IN PAIN

Risk-Adjusted Percent Improving Among Those Who Could:
   U of CO: 56.0%
   Full Model: 55.9%

3,818
(72.8%)
0.119%
(1.58%)
-2.78 2.43 0.989 31
(0.812%)
IMPROVEMENT IN DYSPNEA

Risk-Adjusted Percent Improving Among Those Who Could:
   U of CO: 51.3%
   Full Model: 51.5%

3,831
(73.1%)
0.181%
(1.73%)
-2.66 3.00 0.989 34
(0.887%)
IMPROVEMENT IN UTI

Risk-Adjusted Percent Improving Among Those Who Could:
   U of CO: 83.9%
   Full Model: 83.7%

771
(14.7%)
0.287%
(2.89%)
-4.96 4.56 0.912 155
(20.1%)
IMPROVEMENT IN URINARY INCONTINENCE

Risk-Adjusted Percent Improving Among Those Who Could:
   U of CO: 48.1%
   Full Model: 48.2%

2,710
(51.7%)
0.100%
(1.81%)
-2.74 3.06 0.990 19
(0.701%)
IMPROVEMENT IN BOWEL INCONTINENCE

Risk-Adjusted Percent Improving Among Those Who Could:
   U of CO: 58.9%
   Full Model: 58.8%

1,023
(19.5%)
0.154%
(2.13%)
-3.61 3.41 0.981 26
(2.54%)
NOTE: The total number of agencies is 5,242. Agencies must have at least 20 home health episodes where individuals have the potential to improve to be included in the agency comparison of the risk-adjusted outcome.

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