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Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Compares state-level physical restraint use, urethral catheterization, contractures, pressure ulcers, and psychoactive medication use as indicators of quality of care in nursing facilities.
Jan 1, 2005
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 sought to describe the role and function of nursing facilities after disaster.
Jan 1, 2004
This article examines the concentration of low- and high-quality care within particular nursing facilities over time.
The authors found 86% of nursing homes and 88% of assisted living facilities to be using resident satisfaction surveys.
Steps of care critical to the assessment and management of geriatric syndromes in NHs were identified.
Nursing home quality measures for medical conditions must account for exclusions related to poor prognosis and advanced dementia.
Despite its potentially controversial nature and many methodological challenges, the system has been well received by both the public and the industry.
Mar 1, 2003
In recent years, the rate of institutionalization among the elderly has been falling.
Jan 1, 2003
The authors investigate whether declines in the age difference between spouses has influenced widowhood and nursing home demand.
Cost of implementing these interventions for frail nursing home residents unlikely to be offset by savings in medical care costs in this population.
Quality improvement implementation is most likely to be successful in those VA nursing homes with an underlying culture that promotes innovation.
This article evaluates whether the hours spent on the job by nursing home administration have an effect on the quality of care.
The low level of adherence and high level of variation to many best-care practices for PU prevention indicate a continued need for quality improvement
The authors report the results of a survey of state initiatives that measure resident satisfaction in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
This study examined whether providing outcomes information to 120 nursing homes facilitated improvements in quality over a 12-month period.
306 resident interviews matched with 306 family member interviews examining factors associated with the search for and selection of a nursing facility
Author hypothesizes that prospector nursing facilities will have the highest quality outcomes, followed by defender, analyzer, and reactor facilities.
Recent work has highlighted a negative correlation between proprietary status and nursing home quality of care.
Most people in developed countries will live with a serious, eventually fatal, chronic condition for months or years before dying.
Jan 1, 2002