Micaela R Jantzi

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Fractures in long-term care (LTC) residents have substantial economic and human costs. Osteoporosis management in residents with fractures or osteoporosis is low, and certain subgroups are less likely to receive therapy, e.g., those with >5 comorbidities, dementia, and wheelchair use. Many LTC residents who are at risk of fracture are not receiving optimal(More)
The relationship between pain and increasing age was investigated using data from two different care settings collected on a province-wide basis in Ontario. Home care clients (HC) and complex continuing care patients (CCC) are assessed using the Resident Assessment Instrument-Home Care and Resident Assessment Instrument 2.0 instruments, respectively, as(More)
AIM(S) The purpose of this study was to identify the nature of patient safety problems among Canadian homecare (HC) clients, using data collected through the RAI-HC((c)) assessment instrument. BACKGROUND Problems of patient safety have been well documented in hospitals. However, we have very limited data about patient safety problems among HC clients. (More)
BACKGROUND A number of studies have shown low rates of osteoporosis treatment. Few, if any, have assessed a comprehensive range of functional and clinical correlates of treatment coverage. Our objective was to examine which sociodemographic, clinical, and functional characteristics are associated with pharmacotherapy for osteoporosis among community-based(More)
BACKGROUND Individuals residing in long-term care (LTC) are more likely to have a fragility fracture than community-dwelling seniors. The purpose of this study was to determine whether the presence of neurological diseases was associated with an increased risk of fracture within 180 days of admission to LTC. METHODS This retrospective cohort study used(More)
Problems of patient safety have been well documented in hospitals. However, we have very limited data about patient safety problems among home care clients. The purpose of this study was to assess the burden of safety problems among Canadian home care clients using data collected through the Resident Assessment Instrument - Home Care (RAI HC), and to(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about the needs of older home care clients with dementia or their key quality of care issues, including their use of pharmacotherapy for Alzheimer's disease. OBJECTIVES The objectives of this study were to (1) describe the sociodemographic, psychosocial, and health characteristics of clients with dementia (relative to two(More)
BACKGROUND Home care (HC) is a critical component of the ongoing restructuring of healthcare in Canada. It impacts three dimensions of healthcare delivery: primary healthcare, chronic disease management, and aging at home strategies. The purpose of our study is to investigate a significant safety dimension of HC, the occurrence of adverse events and their(More)
Little is known about antibiotic use in the elderly receiving home care. We found that 6,873 (5.4%) of 126,339 home care patients in Ontario received antibiotic treatment; 26% of the antibiotics administered were fluoroquinolones. Antibiotic treatment was most frequent in patients less than 65 years of age and among those with a poorer health status.
Doran M Doran (diane.doran@utoronto.ca) Regis Blais (regis.blais@umontreal.ca) John P Hirdes (hirdes@uwaterloo.ca) G Ross Baker (ross.baker@utoronto.ca) Jeff W Poss (jwposs@uwaterloo.ca) Xiaoqiang Li (xiaoqiang.li@utoronto.ca) Donna Dill (dilldm@gov.ns.ca) Andrea Gruneir (andrea.gruneir@wchospital.ca) George Heckman (ggheckman@uwaterloo.ca) Hélène Lacroix(More)