Tuesday September 19th 2017

Validity of the RAI-MDS for ascertaining diabetes and comorbid conditions in long-term care facility residents

Conclusions: RAI-MDS clinical assessment data are sensitive to ascertain diabetes cases in LTCF populations when compared to administrative health data. For many comorbid conditions, RAI-MDS data have low validity when compared to administrative data. Risk-adjustment measures based on these comorbidities might not produce consistent results for RAI-MDS and administrative health data, which could affect the conclusions of studies about health outcomes and quality of care across facilities. (Source: BMC Health Services Research)

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Validity of the RAI-MDS for ascertaining diabetes and comorbid conditions in long-term care facility residents

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