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Use of computerized medical records in home health and hospice agencies: United States, 2000.

Authors
  • Pearson, William S
  • Bercovitz, Anita R
Type
Published Article
Journal
Vital and health statistics. Series 13, Data from the National Health Survey
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2006
Issue
161
Pages
1–14
Identifiers
PMID: 16827482
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Approximately 32% of all agencies were using a CMR. Nearly one-third of home health agencies (32.1%), one-fifth of hospice agencies (18.6%), and two-fifths of mixed-type agencies (offering both services) (40.3%) reported using a CMR. Number of current active patients and provision of "high technology" services (e.g., respiratory, intravenous, or enterostomal therapy) were significantly associated with use of CMRs. While 23.0% of agencies with 50 or fewer patients reported use of a CMR, the proportion almost doubled to 44.8%, among agencies with 100 or more patients. Over one-third (34.8%) of agencies that provided high technology services reported using a CMR, compared with one-fifth (20.8%) of agencies that did not provide high technology services. No other agency characteristics were found to have a significant relationship with CMR use.

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