Patient Characteristics Are Not Associated With Documentation of Weight and Heart Failure Related Sign and Symptom Assessment in Skilled Nursing Facilities

October 16, 2020

Monitoring body weight and signs and symptoms related to heart failure (HF) can alert clinicians to a patient's worsening condition but the degree to which these practices are performed in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) is unknown. This study analyzed the frequency of these monitoring practices in SNFs and explored associated factors at both the patient and SNF level.