Posted October 31, 2012

 

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Top 10 nursing home strategies to avoid hospital admissions

Hospitalizations of frail nursing home residents can result in higher costs, complications, and death. Fifteen percent of long-term nursing home residents are hospitalized in any given six-month period, and 40% of these admissions are considered inappropriate. Properly managing hospital admissions is essential for controlling healthcare costs and improving patient health outcomes. Here are 10 strategies that can assist a nursing home toward achieving this goal.

 

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