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SNF specialization might help outcomes

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Patients discharged to a skilled nursing facility after trauma had lower odds of mortality when the facility had fewer beds per nurse, new research shows.

Expanding horizons to include telemedicine in skilled nursing facilities

Expanding horizons to include telemedicine in skilled nursing facilities

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, the author described how hospitals are using interactive video to give patients more access to medical care. So why not nursing homes?

Specializing in diverting primary care

Specializing in diverting primary care

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A recent article in "Research Activities Report," an AHRQ publication, was titled "Primary Care Coordination is More Difficult for Patients Who See Many Specialists." The study "suggested" that a patient's high use of specialists might strain the primary care practitioner's ability to coordinate care. Really?