Restarting the cycle: incidence and predictors of first acute care use after nursing home discharge.

@article{Toles2014RestartingTC,
  title={Restarting the cycle: incidence and predictors of first acute care use after nursing home discharge.},
  author={Mark P. Toles and Ruth A Anderson and Mark W. Massing and Mary D. Naylor and Eric Wayne Jackson and Sharon Peacock-Hinton and Cathleen S. Col{\'o}n-Emeric},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2014},
  volume={62 1},
  pages={79-85}
}
OBJECTIVES To describe the time to first acute care use (e.g., emergency department (ED) use without hospitalization or rehospitalization) for older adults discharged to home after receiving postacute care in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs); to identify predictors of first acute care use. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study using administrative claims data. SETTING SNFs providing postacute care for patients in North and South Carolina (N = 1,474). PARTICIPANTS A cohort of Medicare… CONTINUE READING