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Designing the national resident assessment instrument for nursing homes.
In response to the Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1987 mandate for the development of a national resident assessment system for nursing facilities, a consortium of professionals developed the firstExpand
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Management of pain in elderly patients with cancer. SAGE Study Group. Systematic Assessment of Geriatric Drug Use via Epidemiology.
CONTEXT Cancer pain can be relieved with pharmacological agents as indicated by the World Health Organization (WHO). All too frequently pain management is reported to be poor. OBJECTIVE To evaluateExpand
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Randomised trial of impact of model of integrated care and case management for older people living in the community
Abstract Objective: To evaluate the impact of a programme of integrated social and medical care among frail elderly people living in the community. Design: Randomised study with 1 year follow up.Expand
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Use of comprehensive geriatric assessment in older cancer patients: recommendations from the task force on CGA of the International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG).
BACKGROUND As more and more cancers occur in elderly people, oncologists are increasingly confronted with the necessity of integrating geriatric parameters in the treatment of their patients. Expand
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China's rapidly aging population creates policy challenges in shaping a viable long-term care system.
In China, formal long-term care services for the large aging population have increased to meet escalating demands as demographic shifts and socioeconomic changes have eroded traditional elder care.Expand
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Correlates and management of nonmalignant pain in the nursing home. SAGE Study Group. Systematic Assessment of Geriatric drug use via Epidemiology.
OBJECTIVE Nonmalignant pain is a common problem among older people. The prevalence of pain in the nursing home is not well studied. We looked at the association between nonmalignant pain,Expand
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Quality of life in persons with human immunodeficiency virus infection: measurement by the Medical Outcomes Study instrument.
OBJECTIVE To assess the reliability and validity of the Medical Outcomes Study (MOS) Short Form Health Survey as an indicator for quality of life in patients infected with the human immunodeficiencyExpand
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Use of physical restraints and antipsychotic medications in nursing homes: a cross‐national study
This study compares inter‐ and intra‐country differences in the prevalence of physical restraints and antipsychotic medications in nursing homes, and examines aggregated resident conditions andExpand
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End-of-life transitions among nursing home residents with cognitive issues.
BACKGROUND Health care transitions in the last months of life can be burdensome and potentially of limited clinical benefit for patients with advanced cognitive and functional impairment. METHODSExpand
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Dyspnea in terminally ill cancer patients.
To determine the epidemiology of dyspnea in terminal cancer patients, we examined data from the National Hospice Study, which followed up patients during their last six weeks of life. The incidenceExpand
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