Geriatric Medicine

House members request $200 million to increase long-term care, geriatric medicine workforce

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To meet an increasingly urgent need, Congress should earmark $200 million to expand the number of geriatric care workers. This was the case that 26 House members made in a recent letter Appropriations Committee leaders.

Feature: Prescribing Unity

Feature: Prescribing Unity

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Assembling a well-coordinated medication management team requires solid communication, collaboration and convergence of clinical professionals

Thomas: Additional pressure ulcer research trials a must

Thomas: Additional pressure ulcer research trials a must

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Nursing homes should adopt evidence-based approaches to pressure ulcer prevention and treatment, but significantly more research is needed to support this goal, a professor of geriatric medicine said in November.

60 seconds with ... NQF leader Christine Cassel, M.D.

60 seconds with ... NQF leader Christine Cassel, M.D.

Q: You've been at the National Quality Forum since July, bringing deep experience in geriatric medicine to the work of creating and reviewing quality measures. What measures do you see on the horizon for long-term care?