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Table 4 Difference between Ontario and WRHA HCQI unadjusted and adjusted rates*

From: Risk adjustment methods for Home Care Quality Indicators (HCQIs) based on the minimum data set for home care

  Unadjusted Client covariates only AIP + client covariates CMI+ client Covariates
  Difference (ON-WRHA) expressed as a %
Prevalence HCQIs     
Inadequate meals 1.7 1.7 0.2 1.5
Weight loss 1.9 1.9 0.2 1.5
Dehydration 1.8 1.9 1.1 1.7
No assistive device among clients with difficulty in locomotion -3.6 -1.9 -2.8 -3.3
Falls 3.6 1.7 -1.4 0.7
Social isolation 2.7 0.8 1.1 0.6
Delirium 0.8 1.1 -0.4 0.8
Negative mood 3.7 3.1 -1.0 1.8
Disruptive or intense daily pain 9.1 8.0 2.8 5.7
Inadequate pain control among those with pain 3.1 2.8 1.7 3.3
Neglect/abuse -0.5 -0.4 -0.5 -1.0
Injuries -2.6 -3.0 -3.3 -1.8
Hospitalization 4.3 2.8 -1.4 2.1
Incidence HCQIs     
Failure to improve/incidence of bladder incontinence -6.4 -5.7 -5.6 -2.3
Failure to improve/incidence of skin ulcers 0.0 0.0 -1.2 -0.8
Failure to improve/incidence of decline on ADL long form -11.2 -11.0 -10.7 -6.6
Failure to improve/incidence of impaired locomotion in the home 5.0 5.3 -0.1 4.2
Failure to improve/incidence of cognitive decline -8.5 -6.1 -7.7 -4.1
Failure to improve/incidence of difficulty in communication 0.7 1.3 0.0 1.7
Mean 0.3 0.2 -1.5 0.3
  1. * differences were always calculated as Ontario rate minus WRHA rate
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