MDS 2.0 Variable Justification Worksheet - Nursing Homes

Researchers who are requesting MDS or Swing Bed 2.0 assessment data must provide a Variable Selection and Justification Worksheet. This document indicates the variables that you will use for your study. Please select only the data elements that are necessary to carry out the study.

  • Only those variables selected and justified will be received.

Note that if you are requesting data for both MDS/Swing Bed 2.0 and 3.0 versions, a separate worksheet should be provided for each version.