Measuring end-of-life care processes in nursing homes.

@article{TemkinGreener2009MeasuringEC,
  title={Measuring end-of-life care processes in nursing homes.},
  author={Helena Temkin-Greener and Nan Zheng and S A Norton and Timothy R Quill and Susan Ladwig and Peter J. Veazie},
  journal={The Gerontologist},
  year={2009},
  volume={49 6},
  pages={803-15}
}
PURPOSE The objectives of this study were to develop measures of end-of-life (EOL) care processes in nursing homes and to validate the instrument for measuring them. DESIGN AND METHODS A survey of directors of nursing was conducted in 608 eligible nursing homes in New York State. Responses were obtained from 313 (51.5% response rate) facilities. Secondary data on structural characteristics of the nursing homes were obtained from the Online Survey Certification and Reporting System… CONTINUE READING