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JAMDA
May 6, 2016

Skin failure is an emerging concept that clarifies trends in clinical practice. Its recognition provides common nomenclature, opens research directions, and questions assumptions regarding pressure ulcers as a quality measure. Adoption of the term is a step toward uniform terminology in compliance with a value based payment system.

JAMDA
May 6, 2016

Sarcopenia comes from the Greek words “sarx” and “penia,” and it literally means “loss of flesh.” Nowadays, the term sarcopenia is being used to describe different conditions. This trend should be considered with attention.

JAMDA
May 6, 2016

Both loss of muscle mass (ie, sarcopenia) and obesity adversely impact clinically important outcomes in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Currently, there are only a few studies in patients with COPD with sarcopenia and concurrent obesity, termed sarcopenic obesity (SO).

JAMDA
May 6, 2016

Few studies have focused on 30-day readmission rates in inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) and factors that contribute to this. The purpose of this study was to examine the variation in 30-day readmission rates among medically complex patients at IRFs nationally and explore how patient and facility characteristics are associated with this variation.

Spotlight
May 5, 2016

“We need people on the ground to be involved,” said Daniel Wolfson, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the ABIM Foundation. “We need them to work with us to demonstrate and communicate to others their successes with the Choosing Wisely campaign.” To move forward on this goal, the ABIM Foundation recently announced a new component of the Choosing Wisely campaign—the Choosing Wisely Champions program, a national initiative to help recognize clinicians who are leading efforts to reduce overuse and waste in medicine. The Society will recognize our Champions in various ways...

JAMDA
May 1, 2016
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JAMDA
May 1, 2016

Long-term care facilities have lagged heavily behind other health providers in adopting health information technology (IT). This article examines the facility characteristics that are associated with health IT adoption.