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Quality Matters

Quality Measurements

Why is it important to know how often the home health team checked patients' risk of falling?

It is important to know how often the home health team checks patients' risk of falling because Falls can seriously affect the health of an older person. By checking older people and their homes for things that could increase the chances of falling, the home health team can suggest ways to prevent falls and help keep patients safe.

Risk of Falling

Why is it important to know how often the home health team began their patients' care in a timely manner?

It is important to know if a home health agency begins care in a timely manner because if home health care is delayed, the patient's condition may worsen.This measure shows how often the home health team began a patient's care on the date the doctor ordered, within two days after being notified of the order or within two days after coming home from the hospital or other facility.It is important for patients to get the home health care they need, when they need it.

Patient Care

Why is it important to know how often the home health team taught patients' (or their family caregivers) about their drugs?

It is important to know how often the home health team taught patients' about their drugs because when patients understand how their drugs work, they're more likely to take them correctly, and less likely to make a mistake that may cause harm.

Taught Patients About Drugs

For more information vist www.medicare.gov/homehealthcompare

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