NATIONAL ESTIMATES ARE provided, for the first time, of the number of hospitalizations in a year for elderly persons who also experience some nursing home use, and patterns for this interaction are described.
In 1987,816,000 persons were transferred from nursing homes to hospitals, constituting 8.5 percent of all Medicare hospital admissions for persons ages 65 and older.
Another 347,000 hospital stays involved people admitted from the community and discharged to a nursing home.
The reporting of discharge destination on Medicare hospital bill data in 1987 also is analyzed.
It was found that these data may have underreported a nursing home as the destination by between IS and 20 percent The magnitude of hospitalizations of nursing home residents suggests that programs aimed at improving nursing home care might have an important impact on total days of hospital care, and that it is important to learn more about the optimal use of expensive hospital care.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hospitalisation, Admission hôpital, Etablissement troisième âge, Vieillard, Transfert, Utilisation, Organisation santé, Système santé, Etats Unis, Qualité, Soin, Homme, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hospitalization, Hospital admission, Homes for the aged, Elderly, Transfer, Use, Public health organization, Health system, United States, Quality, Care, Human, North America, America
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0020610
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 01/03/1996.