Navigation Links
Study recommends ways to evaluate end-of-life care in nursing homes
Date:4/16/2012

While nursing homes are the place where an estimated 30 percent of Americans die, there currently exists no way to compare which institutions do a better job at managing end of life care. A new study appearing this week in the Journal of Palliative Medicine is starting a discussion over the need to create end of life quality measures in order to both inform consumers and provide nursing homes with incentive to improve care.

"Nursing homes are increasingly becoming the place where people go to die," said Helena Temkin-Greener, Ph.D., a professor of Community and Preventive Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC). "By 2020, the percentage of people who die in these institutions will grow to 40 percent. And yet while we have seen an explosion of health care 'report cards' none of them can tell us which nursing homes are better at providing end of life care."

The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) compiles a wide range of information from staffing levels, inspection results, and measures of the quality of care such a pressure sores, infections, and incontinence for more than 16,000 nursing homes across the nation. This data is published on the CMS Nursing Home Compare website. While this information allows consumers to compare the performance of nursing homes for a number of aspects of care, it does not indicate how well or poorly a facility provides end of life care.

"The lack of measures of quality of care provided to dying residents not only denies patients and families the ability to make informed choices, but it also means that nursing homes do not have the information and the incentives to improve quality of end of life care," said Dana B. Mukamel, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Medicine and senior fellow with the Health Policy Research Institute at the University of California, Irvine. "We know that there is a correlation between the publishing of quality measu
'/>"/>

Contact: Mark Michaud
mark_michaud@urmc.rochester.edu
585-273-4790
University of Rochester Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Despite Treatment, Employees with Depression Generate Higher Absentee Costs, According to Thomson Reuters Study
2. American Council on Exercise (ACE) Study Reveals Kettlebells Provide Powerful Workout in Short Amount of Time
3. TV drama can be more persuasive than news program, study finds
4. Study carried out into biological risks of eating reptiles
5. Neuroimaging study may pave way for effective Alzheimers treatments
6. Study finds racial gaps continue in heart disease awareness
7. Luth Researchs IndicatorEDG(TM) Study Finds Americans Hopes of Achieving Their Dreams Are Fading
8. First blinded study of venous insufficiency prevalence in MS shows promising results
9. Soothing infants with food focus of childhood obesity study
10. People with anxiety disorder less able to regulate response to negative emotions, study shows
11. American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report: Study Finds Racial Gaps Continue in Heart Disease Awareness, Low Knowledge of Heart Attack Warning Signs Among Women
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... has released a new blog post explaining the main features ... , Auto insurance quotes help many drivers find the best ... call an agent or visit an agency for price information. ... http://autocarinsurancebest.com/ . , Every business who relies heavily on ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... New York, NY (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... American College of Sports Medicine flagship journal Medicine ... supplementation with L-Citrulline before exercise may help reduce ... strenuous exercise. 1 , Participants in the ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Boulder, Colorado (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Four years ... is Queen – which coincided with the marriage of Avasa & ... album, THE ROAD, which is scheduled for release through White Swan ... heartfelt message that there is a sacred path available to all ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... JJsHouse.com is a famous dress online store for wedding dresses ... latest collection of wedding dresses , and launches a site-wide ... wedding dress on your big day; the wedding gown is ... wants to find the most suitable wedding dress. Now, we ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Ga., USA (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... a statewide data management system with support from GEOSYSTEMS, ... , The new solution will leverage Hexagon Geospatial’s ... and vector data as well as point clouds and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Commercial Auto Insurance Provides Several Important Features! 2Health News:Study Shows Kyowa Hakko’s L-Citrulline May Help Reduce Gastrointestinal Injury During Strenuous Exercise 2Health News:Study Shows Kyowa Hakko’s L-Citrulline May Help Reduce Gastrointestinal Injury During Strenuous Exercise 3Health News:THE ROAD by Avasa & Matthew Love -- A New Album 2Health News:THE ROAD by Avasa & Matthew Love -- A New Album 3Health News:THE ROAD by Avasa & Matthew Love -- A New Album 4Health News:Find The Most Suitable Wedding Dress At JJsHouse.com 2Health News:State Forestry Institute Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany Embraces Hexagon Geospatial Technology 2Health News:State Forestry Institute Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany Embraces Hexagon Geospatial Technology 3
... Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Having weight loss surgery before ... have both procedures, according to a small new study. ... first -- including reduced pain and increased ability to exercise ... breasts after they lose large amounts of weight, Dr. Jeffrey ...
... -- A rapid rise in hookah use in California is cause ... used for smoking tobacco. An analysis of state data showed that ... 40 percent between 2005 and 2008. In 2008, hookah use ... percent of men, 10 percent of women) than it was among ...
... (HealthDay News) -- Children,s social goals help determine how ... are effective, researchers say. The new study included ... respond to other students, aggression, how often they were ... created three categories of social goals: wanting to gain ...
... students who practiced on a patient simulator before assisting ... final examinations than did students receiving a lecture only ... of the University of South Florida randomized, controlled trial ... journal Obstetrics & Gynecology. The USF ...
... FRIDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- At age 36, Charles Ruma ... home builder. His diagnosis with testicular cancer came as a shock. ... the older population," Ruma said. "I felt healthy and strong and ... hear those words." , , During his recovery from surgery ...
... , FRIDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- College ... maintaining a healthy lifestyle from day one, an expert says. ... is a great opportunity to establish a healthy lifestyle that ... of medicine at Quinnipiac University School of Medicine in Hamden, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Is Breast Reduction After Weight Loss Surgery Best? 2Health News:Hookah Use Growing Among Young Adults in California 2Health News:Some Kids Seem to Cope Better With Bullying 2Health News:Simulation training in obstetric clerkship improves medical students' examination scores 2Health News:Simulation training in obstetric clerkship improves medical students' examination scores 3Health News:Survivor Builds 'Cancer-Fighting' House 2Health News:Survivor Builds 'Cancer-Fighting' House 3
(Date:1/23/2015)... Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) released a public opinion poll ... new study analyzing the impact of increased cost sharing on patient ... to educate policy makers and the public on the costs of ... how the Iowa healthcare exchange could be ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... More than a third of reproductive-aged women enrolled in Medicaid, ... filled a prescription for an opioid pain medication each year ... and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Opioids are ... severe pain.  They are also found in some prescription cough ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... Fla. , Jan. 23, 2015  HyGreen, Inc., a ... agreement and partnership with RCA Medical, a subsidiary of ... . Each year, hundreds of millions ... care-associated infections as organisms are transmitted from patient to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New research shows Iowa health exchange would benefit from improvements 2New research shows Iowa health exchange would benefit from improvements 3Opioid painkillers widely prescribed among reproductive age women 2Opioid painkillers widely prescribed among reproductive age women 3HyGreen Partners with RCA Medical in Johannesburg, South Africa 2
... in the Journal Nature Medicine, CLEVELAND, ... have,identified the mechanism that accounts for platelet ... risk factor for fatal,heart attacks and strokes. ... Eugene A. Podrez, M.D., Ph.D., of,Cleveland Clinic,s ...
... Structures Exhibit Stability and Activity in vitro, ... a,clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and,developing novel ... filed a patent application covering a number of ... stability and,excellent penetration into the human cells tested. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Cleveland Clinic Researchers Identify Mechanism Behind Platelet Function and Potentially Fatal Blood Clot Formation 2Cleveland Clinic Researchers Identify Mechanism Behind Platelet Function and Potentially Fatal Blood Clot Formation 3Quark Pharmaceuticals Files Patent Application Covering Novel Chemical Modifications to its RNAi Molecules 2Quark Pharmaceuticals Files Patent Application Covering Novel Chemical Modifications to its RNAi Molecules 3
Extremely wide blade opening. Excellent bio and MRI compatibility. Lot number on each clip. Long reliable history. Large type 1/1 (mm), opening width 8.0 mm and length 7.5 mm....
Extremely wide blade opening. Excellent bio and MRI compatibility. Lot number on each clip. Long reliable history. Large type 1/1 (mm), opening width 8.0 mm and length 10 mm....
Extremely wide blade opening. Excellent bio and MRI compatibility. Lot number on each clip. Long reliable history. Large type 1/1 (mm), opening width 6.0 mm and length 7.5 mm....
Extremely wide blade opening. Excellent bio and MRI compatibility. Lot number on each clip. Long reliable history. Large type 1/1 (mm), opening width 9.0 mm and length 7.5 mm....
Medicine Products: