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Training NHs to Reduce Avoidable Admissions Does Not Have the Desired Result


Background: Up to a quarter of nursing home (NH) patients are readmitted to the hospital in Objective: To determine whether a randomized trial of an NH intervention can reduce ED visits and hospitalization. Methods: The INTERACT program is a set of tools developed to address common issues found in avoidable hospital encounters. The program focusses on early recognition and care of acute conditions (identification, evaluation, and management), communication, and advanced care planni more...
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