Do internal medicine residents know enough about skilled nursing facilities to orchestrate a good care transition?

@article{Ward2014DoIM,
  title={Do internal medicine residents know enough about skilled nursing facilities to orchestrate a good care transition?},
  author={Katherine T Ward and Michelle S. Eslami and Maristela B. Garcia and Heather E Mccreath},
  journal={Journal of the American Medical Directors Association},
  year={2014},
  volume={15 11},
  pages={841-3}
}
BACKGROUND Although many older adults require skilled nursing facility (SNF) care after acute hospitalization, it is unclear whether internal medicine residents have sufficient knowledge of the care that can be provided at this site. METHODS We developed a 10-item multiple choice pre-test that assessed knowledge of the definition of a SNF, SNF staffing requirements, and SNF services provided on-site. The test was administered to trainees on the first day of a mandatory SNF rotation that… CONTINUE READING