Assessing risk factors in the elderly's discharge from the nursing home to the hospital

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Title:
Assessing risk factors in the elderly's discharge from the nursing home to the hospital
Author:
Knutson, Foster Donn, 1961-
Issue Date:
1989
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The purpose of this study was to retrospectively identify risk factors of elderly nursing home residents that may predict the hospitalization of recently admitted elderly nursing home residents. Two groups of randomly chosen residents were studied. The non-hospitalized group (n = 100) were admitted to a nursing home and remained in the facility for at least 90 days. The hospitalized group (n = 100) were discharged to a hospital within 30 days of admission to the nursing home. The presence of HCFA irregularities increased the odds for hospitalization of an elderly nursing home resident by 1.67. Regular medication orders on discharge increased the odds of hospitalization by 1.25. This study showed that the use of the 33 HCFA indicators are useful in identifying elderly nursing home residents that may be at an increased risk of hospitalization.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Older people -- Health risk assessment.; Nursing home patients.; Nursing home care.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Pharmacy Practice
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Larson, Lon N.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleAssessing risk factors in the elderly's discharge from the nursing home to the hospitalen_US
dc.creatorKnutson, Foster Donn, 1961-en_US
dc.contributor.authorKnutson, Foster Donn, 1961-en_US
dc.date.issued1989en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to retrospectively identify risk factors of elderly nursing home residents that may predict the hospitalization of recently admitted elderly nursing home residents. Two groups of randomly chosen residents were studied. The non-hospitalized group (n = 100) were admitted to a nursing home and remained in the facility for at least 90 days. The hospitalized group (n = 100) were discharged to a hospital within 30 days of admission to the nursing home. The presence of HCFA irregularities increased the odds for hospitalization of an elderly nursing home resident by 1.67. Regular medication orders on discharge increased the odds of hospitalization by 1.25. This study showed that the use of the 33 HCFA indicators are useful in identifying elderly nursing home residents that may be at an increased risk of hospitalization.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectOlder people -- Health risk assessment.en_US
dc.subjectNursing home patients.en_US
dc.subjectNursing home care.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePharmacy Practiceen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorLarson, Lon N.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1339047en_US
dc.identifier.oclc24359064en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b17855561en_US
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