Alternative Risk-Adjustment Approaches to Assessing the Quality of Home Health Care: Final Report. TABLE 16: Summary of Agency-Level Analyses: Utilization Measures

07/01/2006

TABLE 16. Summary of Agency-Level Analyses: Utilization 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
ACUTE CARE HOSPITALIZATION

Risk-Adjusted Percent Hospitalized Among Those Who Could:
   U of CO: 29.1%
   Full Model: 28.9%

4,798
(91.5%)
0.184%
(2.50%)
-4.34 3.90 0.958 465
(9.69%)
DISCHARGED TO THE COMMUNITY

Risk-Adjusted Percent Discharged to Community Among Those Who Could:
   U of CO: 66.5%
   Full Model: 66.9%

4,779
(91.2%)
0.374%
(2.62%)
-3.94 4.75 0.956 473
(9.90%)
EMERGENT CARE

Risk-Adjusted Percent Who Had Emergent Care Among Those Who Could:
   U of CO: 23.1%
   Full Model: 23.4%

4,770
(91.0%)
0.228%
(1.79%)
-2.62 3.02 0.980 134
(2.81%)
NOTE: The total number of agencies is 5,242. Agencies must have at least 20 home health episodes where individuals have the potential to have the outcome to be included in the agency comparison of the risk-adjusted outcome.

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