National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging

National Home and Hospice Care Survey Series RSS

Investigator(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics

The National Home and Hospice Care Survey (NHHCS) series is an annual nationwide sample survey of home health and hospice care agencies, and their current and discharged patients. These surveys were specifically designed as an ongoing series to satisfy the diverse data needs of those who establish standards for, plan, provide, and assess long-term care services. Information is collected on agency characteristics, such as the number of patients served in the past 12 months, type of facility ownership, Medicare and Medicaid certification, number and type of staff personnel, and staff working hours. Information collected on current patients and discharged patients includes the service provided, provider type, residence, referral source, medical diagnosis, type of care, type of aids used, daily living activities, billing charges, and expected payment sources. Discharge diagnoses are also included for discharged patients. Demographic variables on sex, age, race, Hispanic origin, and marital status are included for both types of patients.

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2014
Aguilar, Lisa . Analysis of Discharged Hispanic Hospice Patients . Thesis, California State University, Stanislaus.
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2008
Han, B.,  Tiggle, R.B.,  Remsburg, R.E. . Characteristics of patients receiving hospice care at home versus in nursing homes: results from the National Home and Hospice Care Survey and the National Nursing Home Survey. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. 24, (6), 479-486.
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2003
Bernard, Lori L.,  Guarnaccia, Charles A. Two Models of Caregiver Strain and Bereavement Adjustment: A Comparison of Husband and Daughter Caregivers of Breast Cancer Hospice Patients. Gerontologist. 43, (6), 808-816.
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2003
Haupt, B.J. . Characteristics of Hospice Care Discharges and Their Length of Service: United States, 2000. Vital and Health Statistics, Series 13: Data on Health Resources Utilization. 154, Hyattsville, MD: United States Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics.
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1999
Haupt, Barbara J.,  Jones, Adrienne . The National Home and Hospice Care Survey: 1996 Summary. Vital and Health Statistics, Series 13: Data From the National Health Survey. 141, Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics.
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1999
Mullner, R.M.,  Jewell, M.A.,  Mease, M.A. . Monitoring changes in home health care: a comparison of two national surveys. Journal of Medical Systems. 23, (1), 21-26.
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1998
Kassner, Enid,  Bectel, Robert W. Midlife and Older Americans with Disabilities: Who Gets Help? A Chartbook. Research Report. Washington, DC: AARP, Public Policy Institute.
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1997
Freedman, V.A.,  Reschovsky, J.D. . Differences across payors in charges for agency-based home health services: evidence from the National Home and Hospice Care Survey. Health Services Research. 32, (4), 433-452.
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1997
Haupt, Barbara J. Characteristics of hospice care discharges: United States, 1993-94. Advance Data from Vital and Health Statistics. 287, Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics.
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1997
Haupt, Barbara J. Characteristics of patients receiving hospice care services: United States, 1994. Advance Data from Vital and Health Statistics. 282, Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics.
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