The PHQ-2 on Oasis-C: A new resource for identifying geriatric depression among home health patients
Home Care Services
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Surveys and Questionnaires
Since Medicare first implemented the home care Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) in 1999, we have learned a great deal about depression among the homebound elderly. First, we know that major depression is a highly prevalent illness in home care. With depression rates at almost 15%, home care-along with nursing homes-has among the highest rates of any healthcare setting.