Pressure ulcer development in the VA: characteristics of nursing homes providing best care.

@article{Berlowitz1999PressureUD,
  title={Pressure ulcer development in the VA: characteristics of nursing homes providing best care.},
  author={Dan R. Berlowitz and Jennifer J. Anderson and Gary H. Brandeis and L A Lehner and Herbert Brand and Arlene S. Ash and Mark A. Moskowitz},
  journal={American journal of medical quality : the official journal of the American College of Medical Quality},
  year={1999},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={39-44}
}
This study identifies structural characteristics of VA nursing homes that are associated with the best patient outcomes. We evaluated risk-adjusted rates of pressure ulcer development in VA nursing homes and related these rates to facility size, staffing patterns, teaching nursing home status, and rural versus urban locale. Higher rates of pressure ulcer development were seen among urban teaching nursing homes and among nursing homes associated with both larger and smaller VA hospitals… CONTINUE READING