Benchmarking data for home care are scarce.Healthc Benchmarks. 1998 Feb; 5(2):19-22.HB
There are few regional or national benchmarking sources for home care agencies, but two new accreditation requirements--ORYX and OASIS--will build vast national databases. OASIS, an outcomes measurement survey required by the Health Care Financing Administration, promises a standardized measurement and reporting set. However, the home care industry is well behind hospitals in collecting, compiling, and reporting outcomes. Don't expect a national database before the year 2000.