Medical care for nursing home residents: differences by dementia status. Epidemiology of Dementia in Nursing Homes Research Group.

@article{Burton2001MedicalCF,
  title={Medical care for nursing home residents: differences by dementia status. Epidemiology of Dementia in Nursing Homes Research Group.},
  author={Lynda C. Burton and Pearl S. German and Ann L. Gruber-Baldini and Jochen Hebel and Sheryl Itkin Zimmerman and Jay S. Magaziner},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2001},
  volume={49 2},
  pages={142-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To understand the use of medical services by nursing home residents. DESIGN Descriptive, longitudinal study comparing medical service use of residents by dementia status and describing the use of medical services following detection of fever or infection. SETTING Fifty-nine randomly selected nursing homes in Maryland from 1992 to 1995. PARTICIPANTS 2,153 residents admitted to one of 59 randomly selected nursing homes. MEASUREMENT A panel of psychiatrists and neurologists… CONTINUE READING

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