How often home health teams assessed pain

The rates displayed in this graph are for discharges October 1, 2014 - March 31, 2016. Source: medicare.gov/homehealthcompare

  • *The U.S. average includes all reporting home health care agencies in the United States.
  • **The N.C. average includes all reporting home health care agencies in the State of North Carolina.

What does this score mean?

The percentage of home health episodes of care (100) in which the patient was assessed for pain using a standardized pain assessment tool when care was started or resumed.

What are we doing to continue to improve our quality?

Our nursing and rehabilitation teams assess a patient's pain during every visit. Rehab assistants and certified nursing assistants also screen for pain at every home visit, and report pain issues to the patient's care team for additional treatment.

Duke has many programs that continue to improve our quality. View our various improvement initiatives.

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