Finds that questions addressing the effect of pain on day-to-day functions are an important addition to standardized pain assessments in nursing homes, particularly for persons who report intermediate levels of pain severity.
Tests the accuracy of a brief cognitive assessment of nursing home (NH) residents and to determine whether facility nurses can reliably perform this assessment.
The influence staffing levels, turnover, worker stability, and agency staff had on quality of care in nursing homes was examined.
Nursing homes in the near future would benefit by addressing the resident safety culture.
Training, rewards, and workload are particularly important aspects of nurse aides' jobs.
Examines deficiency citations for medication use in nursing homes, including those for psychoactive drug use.
Examines changes in 15 quality measures for nursing homes, and assesses whether competition and/or excess demand have influenced these scores over a period of 1 year.
The National Nursing Home Improvement Collaborative aimed to reduce pressure ulcer (PU) incidence and prevalence.
Examine the association between staff turnover and quality of care in nursing homes.
The association between certified nurse aide, LPN, and RN turnover and the organizational characteristics of nursing homes.
The authors examine the association between caregiver staffing levels and mental health outcomes in approximately 17,000 U.S. nursing homes.
Indigenous children in school shelters in Mexico suffer from anemia in spite of food that is subsidized, prepared, and served to them.
Downsizing in the nursing home industry from 1992 to 2003 was examined.
The authors investigate the nexus between mental health outcomes in nursing home residents and the use of physical restraints.
To evaluate the influence of immunization rates on the likelihood of influenza-like illness (ILI) clusters in nursing facilities.
Changes in nursing home staffing patterns are related to the quality of nursing home care. Staff stability is associated with better outcomes.
Further developmental work is needed to address many of these issues to improve the usefulness of these quality measures in future NHQR reports.
The authors find that the availability of PAC is a major determinant of whether patients use such care and which type of PAC facility they use.
Examines the association between quality of care in nursing homes and turnover of nurse aides, licensed practical nurses, and registered nurses.
Compares state-level physical restraint use, urethral catheterization, contractures, pressure ulcers, and psychoactive medication use as indicators of quality of care in nursing facilities.