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May 24, 2016
An antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP) has been recommended for long-term care facilities because of the increasing problem of antibiotic resistance in this setting to improve prescribing and decrease adverse events. Recommendations have been...
May 24, 2016
“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional…”∼Haruki Murakami
May 24, 2016
The concepts of skin failure and similar entities (e.g., Kennedy Terminal Ulcer) are not new to postacute and long-term care clinicians.1,2 As Dr. Levine points out in this issue of the Journal,3 we are seeing skin failure invoked more frequently...
May 24, 2016
Both anemia and blood transfusion could be precipitating factors for delirium; hence in postoperative patients with anemia at high risk for delirium, it is controversial whether transfusion is the best option. The aim of this study is to investigate...
May 24, 2016
To describe the functional dependence progression over time in older people living in nursing homes (NHs).
May 20, 2016
“I knew right away that these were my people,” recalls David Brechtelsbauer, MD, CMD about attending his first Society Annual Conference. Dr. B, as he is called by many, was recently recognized with a lifetime membership for his countless hours of...
May 20, 2016
MACRA Small Practices Fact Sheet: The Quality Payment Program: Flexibilities and Support for Small Practices and Practices in Rural Areas and Health Professional Shortage Areas On April 27, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a...
May 20, 2016
The Health Care Payment Learning & Action Network (HCP-LAN) final draft patient attribution white paper, entitled Accelerating and Aligning Population-Based Payment Models: Patient Attribution , includes 10 recommendations for designating the...
May 20, 2016
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the 2014 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Experience Report . This annual report provides data and trends on participation, incentive eligibility, incentive payments, and payment...
May 20, 2016
Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease in the elderly.1 Hypertension occurs in 69% of persons with a first myocardial infarction,2 in 77% of those with a first stroke,2 in 74% of individuals with congestive heart failure,2...