Tag Archives: Nursing Homes in the United States

Pain and Disruptive Behaviour in Nursing Home Residents with Dementia (BMC Geriatrics)

Summary Nursing home residents with dementia sometimes express pain through disruptive behaviour when they are unable to communicate their pain appropriately. This study investigated the effect of pain on disruptive behaviour in nursing home residents with dementia, by means of … Continue reading

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Antipsychotic Prescribing in Nursing Homes in the United States: Response to Regulatory Stringency (Health Economics)

Summary This paper studies the impact of regulatory stringency in the USA (as measured by the statewide deficiency citation rate over the past year) on the quality of care provided in a US national sample of nursing homes from 2000 … Continue reading

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Steps to Reduce Antipsychotic Use for Nursing Home Residents with Dementia in the USA (CMS / JAMA)

Summary Inappropriate prescribing of antipsychotics for nursing home patients is a recognised problem in the United States. The US Food and Drug Administration, back in 2005, issued a public health advisory warning alerting that treatment of behavioural disorders in elderly … Continue reading

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Antipsychotics-Related Mortality Risk in Nursing Home Dementia Patients (BMJ / BBC News)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 8, March 2012]. Summary Some antipsychotic medications increase the risk of death in patients with dementia more than others, according to a US study … Continue reading

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