National Dissemination of a Program for Improving Management of Acute Conditions in Nursing Homes


INTERACT, or Interventions to Reduce Acute Care Transfers, is an evidence-based quality improvement program that enables nursing home staff to manage many of the illnesses that commonly affect residents and, thereby, helps reduce the need to transfer them to a hospital. Findings from a Commonwealth Fund–supported study of the program’s effectiveness in 25 nursing homes show a 17 percent reduction in all-cause hospital admissions for residents. Some 200 facilities in Massachusetts and 35 in New York City have received INTERACT training, with several hundred more homes nationally deploying at least some of the component interventions. This project will build on this success by refining the program and helping to spread it to nursing homes throughout the United States.

Grant Details

Grantee Organization:
Florida Atlantic University
Principal Investigator:
Joseph G. Ouslander, M.D.
Award Amount:
Approval Date:
April 10, 2012
Related Topics
Health Care Delivery

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