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Improving the quality of care in nursing homes : an evidence-based approach /
Thomas T. H. Wan ... [et al.].
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Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010.
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xii, 137 p.
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0801897181 (hbk.), 9780801897184 (hbk.)
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Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010.
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0801897181 (hbk.)
9780801897184 (hbk.)
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The quality of care in nursing homes -- Measuring the quality of care -- Factors contributing to the variability of the quality of care -- Persistent citations for the deficiency of pressure ulcers -- Factors influencing resident's outcomes -- Policies regarding minimum staffing levels -- The relationship between efficiency and the quality of care -- Improving performance and the quality of life through health informatics.
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7299103
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2011-02-01:
This book is an evidence-based collection of information supported by collected data regarding safety and quality improvement issues in long-term care centers. The authors (Univ. of Central Florida) review the Online Survey, Certification, and Reporting (OSCAR) data network and the Structure-Process-Outcome (SPO) Model in detail and offer some examples of application. They thoroughly describe governmental and private initiatives regarding standards of care in nursing homes and offer creative solutions to solving problems for nursing home residents, along with ideas for innovative improvements. The volume features a list of helpful Web sites and an extensive bibliography regarding quality improvement in nursing homes. This excellent source for practitioners and health care administrators will also be useful to students interested in long-term care facilities in any health care area. Health care providers will want to read this book and keep it available for consultation. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-level undergraduates through professionals/practitioners. S. C. Grossman Fairfield University
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This excellent source for practitioners and health care administrators will also be useful to students interested in long-term care facilities in any health area. Health care providers will want to read this book and keep it available for consultation. Highly recommended.
This excellent source for practitioners and health care administrators will also be useful to students interested in long-term care facilities in any health area... Highly recommended.
An unequaled, much-needed scientific review of nursing home quality.
"An unequaled, much-needed scientific review of nursing home quality." -- Michele F. Bellantoni, M.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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The landmark Nursing Home Care Reform Act of 1987 mandated basic standards of care to ensure the physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being of residents. Yet little has changed since it was enacted. High-quality facilities continue to provide good care, while poorly operated ones remain substandard. This volume offers an evidence-based framework for improving care in nursing homes. Taking a broad perspective, the authors review the history, development, and current state of care in nursing homes. After defining the concept of "quality" in the home, they assess an array of qualitative and quantitative statistical data to identify inconsistencies found among U.S. facilities. Individual chapters focus on varied aspects of care and the ways in which it is measured, including a thorough review of such key mechanisms as the Online Survey, Certification, and Reporting (OSCAR) data network and the Structure-Process-Outcome (SPO) model. The book also examines specific factors related to measuring and improving care, including government encouragements and sanctions, staffing policies, and the integration of technology into practice. Throughout, the authors give recommendations grounded in sound methodology and real-world experience. This service-oriented guide supplies vital tools, informed tips, and provocative ideas for professionals, students, and policy makers involved in gerontology and geriatrics.
Main Description
The landmark Nursing Home Care Reform Act of 1987 mandated basic standards of care to ensure the physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being of residents. Yet little has changed since it was enacted. High-quality facilities continue to provide good care, while poorly operated ones remain substandard. This volume offers an evidence-based framework for improving care in nursing homes.Taking a broad perspective, the authors review the history, development, and current state of care in nursing homes. After defining the concept of "quality" in the home, they assess an array of qualitative and quantitative statistical data to identify inconsistencies found among U.S. facilities. Individual chapters focus on varied aspects of care and the ways in which it is measured, including a thorough review of such key mechanisms as the Online Survey, Certification, and Reporting (OSCAR) data network and the Structure-Process-Outcome (SPO) model.The book also examines specific factors related to measuring and improving care, including government encouragements and sanctions, staffing policies, and the integration of technology into practice. Throughout, the authors give recommendations grounded in sound methodology and real-world experience.This service-oriented guide supplies vital tools, informed tips, and provocative ideas for professionals, students, and policy makers involved in gerontology and geriatrics.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introduction: Nursing Homes in the United Statesp. 1
The Quality of Care in Nursing Homesp. 6
Measuring the Quality of Carep. 17
Factors Contributing to the Variability in the Quality of Carep. 33
Persistent Citations for the Deficiency of Pressure Ulcersp. 46
Factors Influencing Residents' Outcomesp. 59
Policies regarding Minimum Staffing Levelsp. 76
The Relationship between Efficiency and the Quality of Carep. 81
Improving Performance and the Quality of Life through Health Informaticsp. 90
Conclusion: Synthesis, Prospects, and Future Directionsp. 105
Appendix: Helpful Websites for Clinical Knowledge Management and the Quality of Carep. 115
Referencesp. 119
Indexp. 133
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