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Adjustment of nursing home quality indicators

Richard N Jones127*, John P Hirdes347, Jeffrey W Poss347, Maureen Kelly57, Katharine Berg67, Brant E Fries67 and John N Morris17

Author Affiliations

1 Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, Boston MA, USA

2 Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, USA

3 Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

4 Homewood Research Institute, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

5 Canadian Institute for Health Information, Ontario, Canada

6 Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

7 Institute of Gerontology, University of Michigan and VA Ann Arbor Healthcare Systems, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

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BMC Health Services Research 2010, 10:96  doi:10.1186/1472-6963-10-96

Published: 15 April 2010

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Definitions of individual QIs. This file contains the operational definition of each of the evaluated quality indicators.

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Example of Third Generation Calculation of Nursing Home Quality Indicator. This document presents details on how a third generation nursing home quality indicator is calculated.

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Detailed numerical results from the validation analysis. This file contains a table with the detailed results of the validation analysis.

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Figure S2 Summary of validation model analyses. This file contains a figure summarizing the results of the validation analyses of the new third generation quality indicators relative to the Abt/CMS quality indicators.

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Table S1. Characteristics of Residents and Facilities. This file contains a table describing the characteristics of the residents and facilities used in the analysis.

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Detailed numerical results from the reliability analysis. This file contains a table with the results of the reliability analysis (quarter to quarter autocorrelation) for the second and third generation quality indicators.

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Figure S1 Scattergraph of autocorrelation coefficients for third and second generation quality indicators. This file contains a figure illustrating the correlation of autocorrelation coefficients for third and second generation quality indicators.

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Density plots of each quality indicator. This document contains a density plot for each quality indicator for each major care sector.

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