Residents with valid assessments whose pain symptoms could increase
The Pain Scale ranges from 0 to 3, with higher values indicating that the resident has a more severe pain experience.
Data elements used to calculate the Pain Scale:
– Frequency of Pain (J2a)
– Intensity of Pain (J2b)
1. Residents with valid assessments. To be considered valid, the target assessment must
a. Be the latest assessment in the quarter
b. Be carried out more than 92 days after the Admission Date
c. Not be an Admission Full Assessment
As this is an incidence indicator, the resident must also have had an assessment in the previous quarter, with 45 to 165 days between the target and prior assessments. If multiple assessments in the previous quarter meet the time period criteria, the latest assessment is selected as the prior assessment.
1. Residents who had the highest Pain Scale score (3) on the prior assessment