Alternative Risk-Adjustment Approaches to Assessing the Quality of Home Health Care: Final Report. TABLE 5c: "Prior" Risk-Adjusters Specific to Physiologic Outcomes

07/01/2006

TABLE 5c. “Prior” Risk-Adjusters Specific to Physiologic Outcomes
Variables OASIS Items Specification
ITEM USED IN IMPROVEMENT IN PLAN
Clinical Factors:
   Conditions Prior to Medical Regimen Change or Inpatient Stay:      
      Intractable pain M0220_3 Yes
No (reference category)
ITEMS USED IN IMPROVEMENT IN UTI, URINARY INCONTINENCE, AND BOWEL INCONTINENCE
Clinical Factors:
   Conditions Prior to Medical Regimen Change or Inpatient Stay:      
      Urinary incontinence M0220_1 Yes
No (reference category)
      Intradwelling/suprapubic catheter M0220_2 Yes
No (reference category)
ADDITIONAL ITEMS IN INCONTINENCE MODELS1
Clinical Factors:
   Conditions Prior to Medical Regimen Change or Inpatient Stay:     
      Impaired decision-making M0220_4 Yes
No (reference category)
      Memory loss requiring supervision M0220_6 Yes
No (reference category)
      Toileting M0680_P Independent (reference category)
Able when supervised
Uses bedside commode
Uses bedpan independently/totally dependent (levels 3, 4)
  1. Improvement in Urinary Incontinence and Improvement in Bowel Incontinence.

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