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JAMDA
August 6, 2015

Health care–related adverse events (HCRAEs), which should not be confused with (blameworthy) medical errors, are common; they can lead to hospital admissions and can have grave consequences. Although they are sometimes potentially preventable, information is lacking on HCRAEs leading to admission to different departments.

JAMDA
August 5, 2015

The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of a well-developed theory-based function-focused care for cognitively impaired (FFC-CI) intervention on eating performance among long-term care (LTC) residents with moderate-to-severe cognitive impairment.

JAMDA
August 5, 2015

Although multiple longitudinal studies have investigated frailty as a predictor of future falls, the results were mixed. Thus far, no systematic review or meta-analysis on this topic has been conducted.

JAMDA
July 31, 2015

To investigate whether depressive symptoms and antidepressant use at baseline predict the subsequent decline in physical functioning and number of hospitalizations in nursing home residents.

Policy Snapshot
July 10, 2015

Earlier this week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its annual physician fee schedule proposed rule. The rule proposes updates to payment policies, payment rates, and quality provisions for services furnished under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) on or after January 1, 2016.

Advance Care Planning

Among the various proposals, CMS proposes to pay for the already established Advance Care Planning CPT codes. The proposal,...

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JAMDA
May 29, 2015

In the past decade, the number of nursing beds in China has increased annually by an average of 10%, reaching 4.3 million in 2013. Although the State Council pushed for further increases to a ratio of 30 nursing home beds per 1000 persons by 2015, service utilization, quality assurance, and regulatory oversight are the inherent challenges in developing an equitable long-term care (LTC) system that can safeguard older persons' rights. We review and analyze both laws and policies in light of demographic and socioeconomic changes and advocate 3 policy directions for LTC development in China:...