Predictors of resident outcome improvement in nursing homes.

  title={Predictors of resident outcome improvement in nursing homes.},
  author={Thomas T. H. Wan and Ning Jackie Zhang and L. J. Unruh},
  journal={Western journal of nursing research},
  volume={28 8},
The effects of contextual characteristics and nursing-related factors on the overall quality improvement of resident outcomes, measured by a weighted index in incidents of pressure ulcers, physical restraints, and catheter use in nursing homes, were investigated by autoregressive latent trajectory modeling of panel data (1997-2003). Findings show that in the initial study period, nursing homes with a smaller bed size, being for-profit, caring for more Medicare residents, having residents with… CONTINUE READING