Scope of the Survey, 2000
The sampling frame for the 2000 National Home and Hospice Care Survey (NHHCS) consisted of 15,451 agencies classified as agencies providing home health and hospice care. The universe of home health agencies and hospices was obtained from various national organizations and other sources. The sample consisted of 1,800 agencies selected from this universe.
Only agencies providing home health or hospice care services to patients at the time of the survey were eligible to participate in the 2000 NHHCS. Of the 1,800 agencies in the sample, 1,478 (82 percent) were considered in-scope of the survey. Of the 322 out-of-scope agencies, 286 were not providing home health or hospice care services to patients at the time of the survey and 36 were duplicates of, or had merged with, other sampled agencies. Of the in-scope agencies, 1,425 (96 percent) agreed to participate.
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January 11, 2007