Specialized hospital units for patients under observation status could dramatically reduce the number of seniors forced to pay out-of-pocket for skilled nursing care, according to findings in the current issue of Health Affairs.
A successful program to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections in hospitals will be expanded into long-term care settings nationwide, under a contract recently awarded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
A newly developed "electronic brief" has been designed to improve the quality of incontinence care in skilled nursing facilities, according to a report from the Australian Associated Press.
The AHCA Quality Initiative goal to reduce antipsychotics use is in sight, the group announced Wednesday. The goal is 15% by the end of this month. The group used federal data in its calculations.
Skilled facilities have developed both as healthcare facilities and at the same time essential part of the social welfare system.”
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