Publications: Long Term Care Quality

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Factors Associated with Potentially Preventable Hospitalization in Nursing Home Residents in New York State: A Survey of Directors of Nursing

October 21, 2010 - This Commonwealth Fund-supported study of nursing homes in New York State identified steps that could potentially reduce the need to hospitalize residents.

In the Literature

Long-Term Care: Getting on the Agenda and Knowing What to Propose

August 25, 2010 - This Fund-supported article in Medical Care Research and Review looks at trends in long-term care reform.

Literature Abstract

Opinion Networks Among Long-Term Care Specialists

August 20, 2010 - This study discusses findings from a Commonwealth Fund–supported survey of 1,147 long-term care specialists. The authors’ goal was to describe the various networks of LTC specialists and assess the relationship between group characteristics and attitudes toward financing and regulatory reform.

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The Commonwealth Fund Survey of Long-Term Care Specialists

August 20, 2010 - The Commonwealth Fund Survey of Long-Term Care Specialists is the first attempt to ask experts about the current state of long-term care (LTC) in the United States and potential reforms in the delivery and financing of LTC services.

Literature Abstract

Improving Quality in Long-Term Care

August 20, 2010 - This study, published in a special supplement to Medical Care Research and Review, examines two approaches to achieving higher quality in long-term care: the regulatory process and culture change.

Literature Abstract

Supporting Home- and Community-Based Care: Views of Long-Term Care Specialists

August 20, 2010 - Long-term care specialists support system-based approaches to rebalancing nursing home care with home- and community-based care, with greater care coordination the single most favored approach, a Commonwealth Fund-supported survey finds.

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Commonwealth Fund Survey of Long-Term Care Specialists: Literature Abstracts

August 20, 2010 - Eight articles appearing in the August 2010 issue of Medical Care Research and Review explore the survey findings and analysis, revealing the opinions of those in the long-term care field on the state of the industry, the nature of its problems, its dissatisfaction with past efforts at repair, and its preferences for future strategies for improvement.

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The Taste for Regulation in Long-Term Care

August 20, 2010 - This article documents the views of long-term care specialists regarding the quality of nursing homes, home care agencies, and assisted-living facilities, as well as the adequacy and appropriateness of government oversight.

Literature Abstract

Weighing Public and Private Options for Reforming Long-Term Care Financing: Findings from a National Survey of Specialists

August 20, 2010 - Debate around long-term care financing reform has traditionally focused on the public and private sectors' relative roles in meeting the needs of the growing population of frail and disabled elders. Results from the Commonwealth Fund Survey of Long-Term Care Specialists highlight the characteristics that predispose long-term care specialists to weigh one approach—public or private—more than the other.

Literature Abstract

Nursing Home Organizational Change: The "Culture Change" Movement as Viewed by Long-Term Care Specialists

August 20, 2010 - Results from the Commonwealth Fund Survey of Long-Term Care Specialists document the barriers to culture change perceived as the most important by those specialists and highlight the factors associated with their perceptions.

Literature Abstract

Transitions of Elders Between Long-Term Care and Hospitals

August 5, 2010 - In this Commonwealth Fund-supported article in Policy, Politics, and Nursing Practice, experts offer recommendations for improving care transitions and reducing preventable hospitalizations among the elderly to improve their health outcomes and quality of life.

Literature Abstract

Post-Occupancy Evaluation of a Transformed Nursing Home: The First Four Green House Settings

August 5, 2010 - In an article in the Journal of Housing for the Elderly, researchers report on findings from their Commonwealth Fund–supported evaluation of four Green Houses in Tupelo, Mississippi, during which they assessed how well the environment served residents, staff, and visitors.

Literature Abstract

A New Medicare End-of-Life Benefit for Nursing Home Residents

April 27, 2010 - Arguing that the current hospice benefit is a poor fit with the nursing home setting, the authors recommend a new benefit that would enable nursing home residents to receive individualized palliative and psychosocial services in addition to rehabilitative services.

In the Literature

Lessons from a Health Information Technology Demonstration in New York Nursing Homes

April 13, 2010 - The New York State Nursing Home Health Information Technology Demonstration Project is a publicly subsidized initiative to implement comprehensive, point-of-care electronic medical records in 20 New York City nursing homes. This case study looks at the variations between homes regarding: 1) organizational aims for adapting HIT; 2) the technology’s perceived or real effects; and 3) implementation of quality improvement efforts as a result of newly available data.

Case Study

Long-Term Care Financing Reform: Lessons from the U.S. and Abroad

February 17, 2010 - Broad health care reform legislation being considered by Congress would effect a major change in the way the United States finances long-term care. This paper reviews the experiences of France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom, and highlights some of the lessons the United States can learn from each.

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