Hospital patients who receive high-quality discharge planning are less likely to be readmitted within 30 days, according to researchers who examined 2.1 million hospital patients in 16 states who were treated for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and total hip or joint replacement.
About 53 million U.S. adults have arthritis. However, the number of men and women with arthritis is growing and expected to reach more than 78 million in 2040, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has published a Special Emphasis Notice to support research on how health information technology can facilitate the collection and use of patient-reported outcomes and patient contextual data to improve the quality of care in ambulatory settings.
By: Kanah May Lewallen GNP-BC, Post Acute/Long Term Care SIG (August, 2016). The purpose of this clinical practice link is to provide the APRN with tools for the evaluation of common urological issues in the PAC/LTC patient.
By Susan Frazier GNP-BC, Post Acute/Long Term Care SIG (July, 2016). Purpose: To outline concepts related to depression in the post acute/long term care setting. The focus will be on prevalence, definition & symptoms, treatment & regulations.
Relevant literature reports a range of poor clinical outcomes thought to be preventable if specific care processes were consistently implemented. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality released a report describing the state of the science around nursing home safety in order to establish a research agenda for moving the field forward.