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Hospice care becoming costlier, less aggressive, study finds

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Brown researchers examined the change in last-year-of-life Medicare expenditures during the most recent expansion of the program that began in 2004 and continued through 2009.

Caregivers may be focusing on 'futile' measures: Brown study

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New research concludes that nursing home caregivers well-versed in palliative care tend to focus less on possibly futile "aggressive" life-saving measures.

Profile: Mor than meets the eye

Profile: Mor than meets the eye

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While Brown University Professor Vince Mor's accomplishments may be heralded in the long-term care profession, what may be less known is his dedicated work with the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island.

Culture change increased care quality, reduced rehospitalizations: study

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Culture change pays off by increasing the quality of care in nursing homes, according to a new study from Brown University.

Long-term care to go Ivy League for new research

Long-term care to go Ivy League for new research

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It appears that the nation's largest association of nursing home operators has decided to buy itself a whole lot of credibility. I mean that only in a good way.

A jolt to long-term care best practices, amid the Ivy

A jolt to long-term care best practices, amid the Ivy

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This is going to sound terribly wrong on the face of it. There's no way around it. It appears that the nation's largest association of nursing home operators has just bought itself a whole lot of credibility.

Lawmaker touts legislation fighting 'observation stay' Medicare loophole

Lawmaker touts legislation fighting 'observation stay' Medicare loophole

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Proponents of a bill to cut out the "observation stay" Medicare loophole got a boost from a House of Representatives member Wednesday.

Hospitals increasingly use 'observation stay' loophole, data shows

Hospitals increasingly use 'observation stay' loophole, data shows

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Physicians and hospitals increasingly are admitting more Medicare beneficiaries for observation stays rather than as hospital inpatients, new research concludes.

Feeding tubes worsen pressure ulcers in elderly dementia patients, study suggests

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New research suggests that feeding tubes can cause or worsen pressure ulcers in elderly dementia patients — a finding that contradicts the commonly held belief that feeding tubes promote healing.

Pave the way for all

Pave the way for all

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Eye-opening is the only way to describe results of a new study by Brown University researchers into eldercare usage patterns. In brief, they found that minority residents have been entering nursing homes at a higher rate than previous decades. At first blush, that sounds good.