Conversion diversion: participation in a social HMO reduces the likelihood of converting from short-stay to long-stay nursing facility placement.

@article{Thomas2010ConversionDP,
  title={Conversion diversion: participation in a social HMO reduces the likelihood of converting from short-stay to long-stay nursing facility placement.},
  author={Kathryn E Thomas and Zachary D Gassoumis and Kathleen H Wilber},
  journal={Journal of the American Medical Directors Association},
  year={2010},
  volume={11 5},
  pages={333-7}
}
OBJECTIVES To determine the effect of a Social Health Maintenance Organization (S/HMO) on diverting older adults admitted into a nursing facility from converting to long-stay placement. DESIGN Members of the SCAN S/HMO and those in Medicare Fee-For-Service were compared on successful discharge to the community after being admitted to nursing facilities between January 1, 2001, and December 31, 2003. SETTING Skilled nursing facilities in 4 counties in Southern California (Los Angeles, Orange… CONTINUE READING
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