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This study examined whether providing outcomes information to 120 nursing homes facilitated improvements in quality over a 12-month period.
Jan 1, 2003
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
Acute illness is very common among incontinent nursing home residents, and is generally diagnosed and treated at the nursing home site.
Examines the organizational and aggregate resident characteristics of nursing homes associated with poor quality in the use of physical restraints.
The study suggests that these facilities do not do better because they have more resources or because they care for less-challenging residents.
Experts identified 19 specific care processes as valid and important measures of the quality of NH residential care.
This paper describes incontinence quality indicators that can be applied to vulnerable community-dwelling elders who may be treated across the spectrum of care, from primary care physicians to surgical specialists.
Jan 1, 2001
In this article, the author examine the association between turnover of nursing home administrators and five important quality of care outcomes.
The author discusses these results in terms of their significance of nursing homes and top management.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) certifies approximately 17,000 nursing homes per year.
The author's model helps show some opportunities for future research in the relocation of the elderly.
Inappropriate transfers are a potentially large problem. Some inappropriate transfers may be associated with poor quality of care in SNFs.
Jan 1, 2000
Article examines evidence from two industries to determine whether government and nonprofit organization behavior differs in identifiable dimensions.
Some nursing care processes affect health-related patient outcomes, the full extent of nursing process-outcome links is relatively understudied.
Jan 1, 1999
Increasing the rate of return on Medicaid patients would induce nursing homes to admit more Medicaid patients, but it would not induce them to increase quality.
Jan 1, 1996
Family structure and the risk of nursing home admission
Dec 31, 1995