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Medicaid expansion leading HCBS programs to rethink strategy: Researchers

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Researchers on Wednesday proposed ways to better identify the most susceptible nursing home candidates in order to ease the expected burden on programs designed to keep the chronically ill and frail elderly at home.

Staff interaction habits are holding back nursing home quality improvement, researchers find

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Nursing homes can improve resident care and staff satisfaction by changing the usual way that workers interact with each other, suggests newly published research from investigators at a handful of academic institutions.

'Prosocial' bonuses at work boost mood

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Giving employees money to spend on charities or their coworkers is a way to increase job satisfaction and performance, according to Duke University research.

Elderly left off diabetes trials

Far too few clinical trials are focused on seniors with diabetes, according to an analysis recently published in the journal Diabetologia. Researchers at the Duke University School of Medicine looked at about 2,500 diabetes-related trials that appeared on the ClinicalTrials.gov website between 2007 and 2010.

Study predicts injury increase for medical professionals

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High tech will mean high-risk for some healthcare workers, according to projections from a Cornell University ergonomics professor. The push to make healthcare high tech, which is being pumped with $20 billion from the federal stimulus package, will create some of its own healthcare claims, he says.