Appropriateness of the decision to transfer nursing facility residents to the hospital.

  title={Appropriateness of the decision to transfer nursing facility residents to the hospital.},
  author={Debra Saliba and Randi Kington and Janet Buchanan and Robert Bell and Michael Wang and Ming Yew Lee and Michael F Herbst and Diana L. Lee and Denise Sur and Laurence Z. Rubenstein},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  volume={48 2},
OBJECTIVES To develop and test a standardized instrument, the purpose of which is to assess (1) whether skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) transfer residents to emergency departments (ED) inappropriately, (2) whether residents are admitted to hospitals inappropriately, (3) and factors associated with inappropriate transfers. DESIGN A structured implicit review (SIR) of medical records. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS Using nested random sampling in eight community SNFs, we identified SNF and… CONTINUE READING
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