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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.

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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
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
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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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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