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ERIC Number: EJ400220
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
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Factors Contributing to the Hospitalization of Nursing Home Residents.
Kayser-Jones, J. S.; And Others
Gerontologist, v29 n4 p502-10 Aug 1989
Examined clinical and social-structural factors contributing to hospitalization of nursing home residents. Using participant observation and event analysis of acute-illness episodes, concluded that 48.2 percent of nursing home patient (N=215) hospitalizations could have been avoided. Identified insufficient numbers and training of nurses, lack of diagnostic services, and pressure from staff and family to hospitalize as contributing factors. (Author/CM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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