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Extreme SAS® reporting II: Data Compendium and 5 Star Ratings Revisited

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Abstract

Each month, our project team delivers updated 5-Star ratings for 15,700+ nursing homes across the United States to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. There is a wealth of data (and processing) behind the ratings, and this data is longitudinal in nature. A prior paper in this series, "Programming the Provider Previews: Extreme SAS Reporting" discussed one aspect of the processing involved in maintaining the Nursing Home Compare website. This paper will discuss two other aspects of our processing: creating an annual data Compendium, and extending the 5-star processing to accommodate several different output formats for different purposes. Products used include Base SAS, SAS/STAT, SG Procedures, and SAS/Graph. New annotate facilities in both SAS/Graph and the SG Procedures will be discussed.

Online Materials

Download the paper: File:1342 Hadden FinalPaper.pdf

Download the powerpoint presentation: File:1342 Hadden FinalPresentation.pptx

Feel free to contact the author, Louise Hadden, for code samples.

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