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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
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.