James P Epure

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OBJECTIVES To provide the first report on prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in newly admitted nursing home (NH) residents and associations with functional disabilities and chronic diseases. DESIGN Retrospective chart review. SETTING Nursing home (NH). PARTICIPANTS Male veterans newly admitted to a NH for rehabilitation, skilled-nursing care,(More)
Hawaii's number of nursing home beds per capita is much lower than the national average, making it difficult to transfer some hospitalized patients to long-term care facilities. We prospectively followed patients wait-listed for nursing home placement in two Honolulu hospitals and found several patient characteristics that impeded transfer. These results(More)
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