Changes in orders limiting care and the use of less aggressive care in a nursing home population.

@article{Holtzman1994ChangesIO,
  title={Changes in orders limiting care and the use of less aggressive care in a nursing home population.},
  author={Jordan L. Holtzman and Alfred M Pheley and Nicole Lurie},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={1994},
  volume={42 3},
  pages={275-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine changes in the aggressiveness of care of the nursing home population and to determine the factors that predict whether care is limited. DESIGN Retrospective chart review. SETTING All nursing homes in Hennepin County, Minnesota that care for Medicaid patients. PATIENTS A random sample of 1605 residents of Hennepin County, MN nursing homes from 1984 and 1988 who were also Medicaid beneficiaries. The sample was stratified by year and by whether the resident died in that… CONTINUE READING