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.
Effective influenza vaccines in U.S. nursing homes save about 2,560 lives and prevent more than 3,200 hospitalizations annually, according to researchers who studied more than 1 million Medicare fee-for-service, long-stay nursing home residents between 2000 and 2009.
Antipsychotic drugs may increase the risk of premature death in dementia patients more than thought, a new study suggests. The drugs are use to treat delusions, hallucinations, agitation and aggression.
Results from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2014 Comparative Database Report are available for nursing homes that administered the survey to compare their patient safety culture with that of other participating U.S. nursing homes...