2021 Fall GAPNA Newsletter Volume 40 Number 3

Nursing Home Characteristics and Quality Associated with Adverse Events after a Hospitalization

Transitioning from hospital to nursing home (NH) can be a vulnerable time for patients.

A recent study looked for potential associations between adverse events (AEs) for NH residents following hospital discharge and NH facility characteristics (e.g., 5-star quality rating, ownership, bed size).

Researchers found few associations with individual quality indicators and no association between the 5-star quality rating or composite quality score.

Future research to reduce AEs during transition from hospital to NH should look beyond currently available quality measures. To learn more, see Field, T.S. et al. (2021).

The association of nursing home characteristics and quality with adverse events after a hospitalization. JAMDA. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2021.02.027