Home Health Quality Measures

The Home Health Quality Measures come from information collected by the Medicare and Medicaid-certified home health agencies. The Quality Measures give you information about how well home health agencies provide care for some of their patients. The measures provide information about patients' physical and mental health and whether their ability to perform basic daily activities is maintained or improved. While a patient's health condition (such as heart disease or diabetes) may not be expected to improve (get better), the patient can often be expected to improve (get better) in the areas covered by the quality measures. Detailed definitions for each of these measures are available at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services site.

Data reported below represent the time period from 1/1/2012 to 12/31/2012.
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~ Data not yet available or measure not applicable to this hospital
* Too few cases. Data hidden to protect patient confidentiality.
Home Health MeasureSacred Heart Home HealthPeace Harbor Home HealthKetchikan General Hospital Home Health AgencyNational Average
Higher percentages are better
Percentage of patients who get better at walking or moving around55%42%46%59%
Percentage of patients who get better at getting in and out of bed53%38%38%55%
Percentage of patients who have less pain when moving around56%56%51%54%
Percentage of patients who get better at bathing62%56%54%58%
Percentage of patients who get better at taking their medicines correctly (by mouth)42%30%42%49%
Percentage of patients whose wounds improved or healed after an operation88%95%~84%
Lower percentages are better
Percentage of patients who had to be admitted to the hospital13%9%16%17%

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