CDC releases 2000 National Home and Hospice Care Survey

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Sunday, April 18, 2004

April 19, 2004

ATLANTA -  Approximately 1,355,300 patients received home health care services from 7,200 agencies in 2000, according to a new set of data tables released by the CDC last week. 
The 2000 National Home and Hospice Care details the latest findings from what the CDC characterizes as an increasingly important segment of health care in America.
The report is the sixth in a series of surveys (conducted in 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1998, and 2000) and provides information on characteristics of agencies that provide home health and hospice care services, their current patients, and discharges.
The data reveals that walkers were the most common form of DME in use in 2000, with 522,200 Americans using the devices. Some 326,900 home health patients used a wheelchair and 114,000 were on oxygen, according to the report.
To access the data, see http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about/major/nhhcsd/nhhcsd.htm

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