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National Home Health Care Survey

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NHHCS stands for National Home and Hospice Care Survey. This survey is designed to gather information on home health and hospice agencies, their services, their patients, and their staff. This survey was first conducted in 1992 and was most recently conducted in 2007. According to the 2007 survey there were 14,500 hospice care and home health care agencies in the United States. Of those agencies 75% only provided home health care, 15% only provided hospice care, and 10% offered both services. The average home health care only agency served 109 patients. The average hospice care agency served 78 patients. A total of 1,036 agencies participated in the 2007. Data was collected on 9,416 current hospice discharges and home health patients
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