Stefan Pitzer

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This article correlates quality of care with cost of care. The authors describe their experience in developing an internal measure of quality and two surrogates for cost. They examine archival data for 3,671 patients in the emergency department of a large community teaching hospital. Their results indicate statistically significant differences among(More)
BACKGROUND Communication skills are known to decrease with advancing cognitive impairment. Analgesic treatment in long-term care may be deficient due to the residents' impaired ability to communicate their pain and needs. Undertreated pain frequently leads to rising BPSD in residents with cognitive impairment, resulting in a treatment with antipsychotics.(More)
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