Improving Care in the Nursing Home: Comprehensive Reviews of Clinical Research

Improving Care in the Nursing Home: Comprehensive Reviews of Clinical Research

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In recent years, the nursing home has emerged as the dominant health-related institution in U.S. health care. Yet, the knowledge base regarding nursing home patients, care, and outcomes is underdeveloped compared to that of acute and ambulatory care. Improving Care in the Nursing Home provides systematic reviews of the state of clinical and health services research in patient-care problem areas pertinent to nursing homes. Each chapter defines progress on a specific clinical nursing home problem and provides a critical synthesis and review of research information. Topics covered include medication use, infection control, pressure ulcers, falls, urinary incontinence, and behavior problems. This volume also includes sections on managing nurse aides, clinical interventions for nutritional problems, and clinical research on falls in nursing homes. Improving Care in ...

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