National Home and Hospice Care Survey Series

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.

Data in the Series

Related Publications

Most Recent Publications

2017
Lindley, Lisa C.,  Cozad, Melanie J. Nurse knowledge, work environment, and turnover in highly specialized pediatric end-of-life care. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
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2017
MacKenzie, Meredith A.,  Hanlon, Alexandra . Health-care utilization after hospice enrollment in patients with heart failure and cancer. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
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2016
Cozad, Melanie J.,  Lindley, Lisa C.,  Mixer, Sandy J. Using agency nurses to fill RN vacancies within specialized hospice and palliative care. Policy, Politics, and Nursing Practice. 17, (3), 147-155.
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2016
Lindley, Lisa C.,  Held, Mary L.,  Henley, Kristen M.,  Miller, Kathryn A.,  Pedziwol, Katherine E.,  Rumley, Laurie E. Nursing unit environment associated with provision of language services in pediatric hospices. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.
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2015
Lindley, Lisa C.,  Mixer, Sandra J.,  Cozad, Melanie J. The influence of nursing unit characteristics on RN vacancies in specialized hospice and palliative care. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
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2015
Mixer, Sandra J.,  Lindley, Lisa C.,  Wallace, Heather S.,  Fornehed, Mary Lou,  Wool, Charlotte . The relationship between the nurse work environment and delivering culturally sensitive perinatal hospice care. International Journal of Palliative Nursing. 21, (9), 423-429.
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2015
Wool, Charlotte,  Kozak, Leila E.,  Lindley, Lisa C. Work environment facilitators to the availability of complementary and alternative therapies in perinatal hospices. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing. 17, (5), 391-396.
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2014
Aguilar, Lisa . Analysis of Discharged Hispanic Hospice Patients . Thesis, California State University, Stanislaus.
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2013
Lindley, Lisa C.,  Fornehed, Mary Lou,  Mixer, Sandra J. A comparison of the nurse work environment between perinatal and non-perinatal hospice providers. International Journal of Palliative Nursing. 19, (11), 535-540.
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2013
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration . Behavioral Health, United States, 2012. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (SMA) 13-4797, Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
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