Although long-term care organizations successfully distribute drugs to patients every day, their processes for getting rid of the waste associated with those medications may sometimes fall short, exposing an organization to risk.
Three-fifths of long-stay nursing home hospitalizations could have been avoided, according to a new study. The majority of the avoidable hospitalizations were for infections, injuries and congestive heart failure, researchers said. Institutions involves in the study were the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, Social & Scientific Systems, Inc., and Abt Associates.
Diabetics are at risk of developing dementia earlier and dying sooner, according to research in the American Journal of Epidemiology.