Entrepreneurial program of research and service to improve nursing home care

Published On: 12-01-2006

This is a methodological article intended to demonstrate the integration of multiple goals, multiple projects with diverse foci, and multiple funding sources to develop an entrepreneurial program of research and service to directly affect and improve the quality of...

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Setting thresholds for MDS quality indicators for nursing home quality improvement reports

Published On: 12-01-1997

An important area of inquiry in quality measurement when using quality indicators (QIs) lies in determining what thresholds indicate good and poor resident outcomes. In July 1996, a cross-section of 13 clinical care personnel from nursing homes participated on...

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An Interdisciplinary Approach to Promote Older Adult Health

Published On: 11-12-18

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Promote Older Adult Health Over twenty years ago, the University of Missouri formed a broad interdisciplinary team to revolutionize older adult care. Over the years, this team consisted of engineering, nursing, and social work researchers,...

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Setting thresholds for quality indicators derived from MDS data for nursing home quality improvement reports: An update

Published On: 11-01-1997

Determining meaningful thresholds to reinforce excellent performance and flag potential problem areas in nursing home care is critical for preparing reports for nursing homes to use in their quality improvement programs. This article builds on the work of an...

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Successfully reducing hospitalizations of nursing home residents: results of the Missouri Quality Initiative

Published On: 11-01-2017

Purpose: The goals of the Missouri Quality Initiative (MOQI) for long-stay nursing home residents were to reduce the frequency of avoidable hospital admissions and readmissions, improve resident health outcomes, improve the process of transitioning between inpatient hospitals and nursing...

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Impact of nurse practitioners on health outcomes of Medicare and Medicaid patients

Published On: 11-01-2014

Strengthening healthcare overall is essential to the health of our nation and promoting access to healthcare as well as controlling healthcare costs in a quality cost-effective manner. Nurse practitioners have demonstrated in prior research to be effective and cost-effective...

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Analysis of advance directive documentation to support palliative care activities in nursing homes

Published On: 11-20-2016

As part of an intervention to improve health care in nursing homes with the goal of reducing potentially avoidable hospital admissions, 1,877 resident records were reviewed for advance directive (AD) documentation. At the initial phases of the intervention, 50...

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Better care, better quality: reducing avoidable hospitalizations of nursing home residents

Published On: 10-01-2015

The MOQI Intervention Model illustrates the key components of the intervention. An APRN guides the intervention delivering care to the residents and training the facility staff to improve their skills. An MOQI intervention team assists with medical care, care...

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Advances in measuring quality of care in nursing homes: a new tool for providers, consumers, regulators, and researchers

Published On: 10-01-2005

Over the past 12 years, members of the Minimum Data Set (MDS) and Quality Research Team at the University of Missouri-Columbia have been working with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to improve care in Missouri nursing...

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Randomized trial of intelligent sensor system for early illness alerts in senior housing

Published On: 10-01-2017

Objectives: Measure the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of using sensor data from an environmentally embedded sensor system for early illness recognition. This sensor system has demonstrated in pilot studies to detect changes in function and in chronic diseases or...

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