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Continuing Care performance report

Measure: Percent of people with developmental disabilities and low needs who receive services in an intermediate care facility.

The percent of people with developmental disabilities and low needs who receive services in an Intermediate Care Facility for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (ICF/DD) has decreased.

To help track progress, counties that are similar in population size are grouped together and called a "cohort." Cohort 5 includes the largest Minnesota counties.

Why this measure is important?

It is important to use less expensive services for people with lower needs. As the number of people receiving services in an ICF/DD increases, the cost of providing the services increases. People have more control over their services in home and community-based settings, which promote their independence. There is less opportunity to control one's services in institutions.

What is included in the measure?

The number of people served in ICFs/DD who have low needs.

What does it mean?

A lower percent is better because it means there are fewer people with low needs served in institutions.

How is it calculated?

The number of people with developmental disabilities served in ICFs/DD with low needs divided by the total number of people with developmental disabilities living in ICFs/DD.

Percent of people with DD and low needs who receive services in an ICF/DD by graph

Graph of percent of people with developmental disabilities and low needs who receive services in an intermediate care facility

Percent of people with DD and low needs who receive services in an ICF/DD by table/by map (PDF)

Year

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Statewide

4.1%

3.7%

3.1%

2.7%

3.1%

Cohort 1

2.6%

2.9%

1.4%

3.6%

5.8%

Cohort 2

3.9%

4.2%

3.5%

4.1%

3.6%

Cohort 3

3.3%

3.1%

2.8%

2.4%

2.3%

Cohort 4

6.1%

7.9%

7.5%

5.9%

5.6%

Cohort 5

4.4%

3.5%

2.8%

2.2%

2.6%

Data Source

DHS Data Warehouse

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