Scope Definitions

Isolated (1 Point)
This deficiency potentially or actually affects a few residents.

Example:
60 of 70 residents in the nursing home are incontinent. The nursing home failed to provide adequate care of services to restore or improve bladder function in 2 of these residents.

Pattern (2 Points)
This deficiency potentially or actually affects some residents.

Example: 60 of 70 residents in the nursing home are incontinent. The nursing home failed to provide adequate care of services to restore or improve bladder function in 10 of these residents.

Widespread (3 Points)
This deficiency potentially or actually affects many residents.

Example: 60 of 70 residents in the nursing home are incontinent. The nursing home failed to provide adequate care of services to restore or improve bladder function in half of these residents.

Reference: The Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare