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Study: Inpatient rehab shows no advantage over at-home therapy

Study: Inpatient rehab shows no advantage over at-home therapy

Inpatient rehabilitation following knee replacement surgery provides no advantage over at-home therapy in terms of mobility, recovery and pain management, according to new study findings. Researchers also reported finding little difference in two-year outcomes among patients who were sent to a nursing home or a standard inpatient rehab center.

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Nursing home liable in overdose death of employee, lawsuit claims

A California nursing home owner should be held liable in the drug overdose death of its long-time dietary supervisor because it failed to properly supervise the destruction of narcotics or maintain logs required by law, according to a lawsuit filed last week.

False Claims Act suit could affect CMS overpayment rule

A complex argument over how to identify Medicaid overpayments could be why the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services postponed its pending rule on waiting periods for overpayment resolution, a Washington, DC, lawyer said Thursday.

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Preserving Cognitive Status in Elderly Surgical Patients Requiring General Anesthesia

Preserving Cognitive Status in Elderly Surgical Patients Requiring General Anesthesia

The elderly brain is more vulnerable to the adverse effects of surgery and anesthesia compared with the younger brain. Both anecdotally and in clinical investigation, the elderly surgical population has been found to exhibit a significantly higher prevalence of postoperative cognitive decline. The most common manifestations of this decline are postoperative delirium (POD) and postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD).

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