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Table 4 Rates for the clinical assessment protocols comparing Ontario and the WRHA (n = 111,804)

From: A comparison of home care quality indicator rates in two Canadian provinces

CAPs Overall (n = 111,804) Ontario (n = 102,554) WRHA (n = 9,250) p value
% (n)
Preventative health measures: immunization and screening
Present 89.6 (91,374) 90.0 (83,466) 85.5 (7,908) <0.0001
Not present 10.4 (10,626) 10.0 (9,284) 14.5 (1,342)
IADL
Present 81.6 (83,245) 82.4 (76,396) 74.0 (6,849) <0.0001
Not present 18.4 (18,755) 17.6 (16,354) 26.0 (2,401)
Pain
Present 68.1 (76,085) 68.2 (69,898) 66.9 (6,187) 0.01
Not present 32.0 (35,719) 31.8 (32,656) 33.1 (3,063)
Communication disorder
Present 64.2 (71,753) 64.8 (66,410) 57.8 (5,343) <0.0001
Not present 35.8 (40,051) 35.2 (36,144) 42.2 (3,907)
Health promotion
Present 55.7 (98,761) 55.2 (56,636) 60.7 (5,612) <0.0001
Not present 44.3(75,351) 44.8 (45,918) 39.3 (3,638)
Cognition
Present 54.3 (60,707) 55.3 (56,673) 43.6 (4034) <0.0001
Not present 45.7 (51,097) 44.7 (45,881) 56.4 (5,216)
Urinary incontinence and indwelling catheter
Present 54.1 (60,491) 55.0 (56,357) 44.7 (4,134) <0.0001
Not present 45.9 (51,313) 45.1 (46,197) 55.3 (5,116)
Falls
Present 49.7 (55,527) 50.9 (52,235) 35.6 (3,292) <0.0001
Not present 50.3 (56,277) 49.1 (50,319) 64.4 (5,958)
ADL/rehabilitation
Present 46.0 (51,385) 47.2 (48,356) 32.8 (3,029) <0.0001
Not present 54.0 (60,419) 52.9 (54,198) 67.3 (6,221)
Medication management
Present 44.0 (49,220) 44.9 (46,051) 34.3 (3,169) <0.0001
Not present 56.0 (62,584) 55.1 (56,503) 65.7 (6,081)
Psychotropic drugs
Present 37.6 (42,070) 38.8 (39,788) 24.7 (2,282) <0.0001
Not present 62.4 (69,734) 61.2 (62,766) 75.3 (6,968)
Cardio-respiratory
Present 35.2 (39,332) 35.2 (36,080) 35.2 (3,252) 1.0
Not present 64.8 (72,472) 64.8 (66,474) 64.8 (5,998)
Visual function
Present 34.7 (38,837) 34.9 (35,783) 33.0 (3,054) 0.0003
Not present 65.3 (72,967) 65.1 (66,771) 67.0 (6,196)
Skin and foot conditions
Present 33.9 (37,884) 34.6 (35,490) 25.9 (2,394) <0.0001
Not present 66.1 (73,920) 65.4 (67,064) 74.1 (6,856)
Pressure ulcers
Present 28.3 (31,649) 29.2 (29,934) 18.5 (1,715) <0.0001
Not present 71.7 (80,155) 70.8 (72,620) 81.5 (7,535)
Depression and anxiety
Present 26.2 (29,274) 27.0 (27,645) 17.6 (1,629) <0.0001
Not present 73.8 (82,530) 73.0 (74,909) 83.0 (7,621)
Institutional risk
Present 25.3 (28,315) 26.0 (26,709) 17.4 (1606) <0.0001
Not present 74.7 (83,489) 74.0 (75,845) 82.6 (7,644)
Bowel management
Present 23.2 (25,965) 24.0 (24,558) 15.2 (1,407) <0.0001
Not present 76.8 (85,839) 76.1 (77,996) 84.8 (7,843)  
Oral health
Present 19.1 (21,348) 19.9 (20,374) 10.5 (974) <0.0001
Not present 81.9 (90,456) 80.1 (82,180) 89.5 (8,276)
Nutrition
Present 19.0 (32,321) 19.3 (19,832) 15.4 (1,426) <0.0001
Not present 81.0 (141,791) 80.7 (82,722) 84.6 (7,824)
Social function
Present 18.1 (20,193) 18.0 (18,460) 18.7 (1,733) 0.08
Not present 81.9 (91,611) 82.0 (84,094) 81.3 (7517)
Brittle support
Present 13.1 (13,367) 12.0 (11,103) 24.5 (2,264) <0.0001
Not present 86.9 (88,633) 88.0 (81,647) 75.5 (6,986)
Reduction in formal services
Present 10.8 (11,026) 10.7 (9,904) 12.1 (1,122) <0.0001
Not present 89.2 (90,974) 89.3 (82,846) 87.9 (8,128)
Behaviour
Present 10.7 (11,942) 10.9 (11,177) 8.3 (765) <0.0001
Not present 89.3 (99,862) 89.1 (91,377) 91.7 (8485)
Adherence to treatment and therapies
Present 6.7 (7,460) 6.8 (6,950) 5.5 (510) <0.0001
Not present 93.3 (104,344) 93.2 (95,604) 94.5 (8,740)
Environmental assessment
Present 4.1 (4,626) 4.0 (4,087) 5.8 (539) <0.0001
Not present 95.9 (107,178) 96.0 (98,467) 94.2 (8,711)
Dehydration
Present 3.6 (4,002) 3.7 (3,837) 1.8 (165) <0.0001
Not present 96.4 (107,802) 96.2 (98,717) 98.2 (9,085)
Elder abuse
Present 2.6 (2,893) 2.8 (2,836) 0.6 (57) <0.0001
Not present 97.4 (108,911) 97.2 (99,718) 99.4 (9,193)
Alcohol dependence and hazardous drinking
Present 1.0 (1,107) 1.0 (992) 1.2 (115) 0.01
Not present 99.0 (110,697) 99.0 (101,562) 98.8 (9,135)
Palliative care
Present 1.0 (1,092) 1.0 (1,043) 0.5 (49) <0.0001
Not present 99.0 (110,712) 99.0 (101,511) 99.5 (9,201)