Facility Characteristics Associated With Intensity of Care of Nursing Homes and Hospital Referral Regions

November 23, 2021

Intensity of care, such as hospital transfers and tube feeding of residents with advanced dementia varies by nursing home (NH) within and across regions. Little work has been done to understand how these 2 levels of influence relate. This study's objectives are to identify facility factors associated with NHs providing high-intensity care to residents with advanced dementia and determine whether these factors differ within and across hospital referral regions (HRRs).