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February 8, 2019

The January 2019 Nursing Home Compare Refresh, including quality measure results based on Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) data submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), is now available.

The updated SNF quality measure results are based on data submitted to CMS between:

1.   Quarter 2 2017 to Quarter 1 2018

  • Application of Percent of Residents Experiencing One or More Falls with Major Injury (Long Stay) (#0674)
  • Percent of Residents or Patients with Pressure Ulcers That Are New or
  • ...
JAMDA
February 7, 2019

For several years, leaders in home-based medical care (HBMC) have endeavored to develop standards for primary care and palliative care in the home setting. The recent paper by Christine Ritchie et al1 is yet another contribution to this multifaceted effort, laying a foundation for demonstrating value and improving on those outcomes over time. My concern with this effort is that its focus seems to be narrowing just as a fuller picture of dependent adults and their caregivers is emerging elsewhere.

JAMDA
February 7, 2019

While the number of prescribing clinicians (physicians and nurse practitioners) who provide any nursing home care remained stable over the past decade, the number of clinicians who focus their practice exclusively on nursing home care has increased by over 30%.

JAMDA
February 7, 2019

The existing literature has shown that different factors related to nutrition can affect frailty.1 In our previous work, we had observed a beneficial effect of Mediterranean Diet on the prevalence of frailty. In the current study, we opted to examine the relationship between different food groups (either typical of the Mediterranean Diet or not), energy intake, and frailty status in a cohort of older adults in Greece.

JAMDA
February 6, 2019

The Authors wish to make a correction to their article published in JAMDA (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2018.05.019) “Gait Speed Assessment in Older Adults: A Comparison Among Walk Tests, a Portable Gait Analysis Device and Self-Report”.

JAMDA
February 6, 2019

The Authors wish to make a correction to their article published in JAMDA (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2014.10.014) “The Vegetative State: Prevalence, Misdiagnosis, and Treatment Limitations”.

JAMDA
February 6, 2019

To identify home care clients with substantial functional deficits who had capacity to improve and, thus, for whom recovery goals should be articulated.

JAMDA
February 6, 2019

To determine whether or not and to what extent the association between sedentary time and frailty was moderated by moderate-to-vigorous physical activity in older adults.

JAMDA
February 6, 2019

The objective of this study was to describe the use of interdisciplinary teams (IDTs) in home-based medical care practices.

JAMDA
February 6, 2019

To evaluate whether discontinuation of antihypertensive medication in community-dwelling older people is associated with a reduction in memory complaints and/or incident dementia.