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Facility versus unit level reporting of quality indicators in nursing homes when performance monitoring is the goal.Download
Objectives To demonstrate the benefit of defining operational management units in nursing homes and computing quality indicators on these units as well as on the whole facility. Design Calculation of adjusted Resident Assessment Instrument – Minimum Data Set 2.0 (RAI–MDS 2.0) quality indicators...
Enhancing screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment among socioeconomically disadvantaged patients: Study protocol for a knowledge exchange intervention involving patients and physicians.Download
Background Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral for Treatment (SBIRT) is an effective approach for managing alcohol and other drug misuse in primary care; however, uptake into routine care has been limited. Uptake of SBIRT by healthcare providers may be particularly problematic for...
OBJECTIVE: To describe disaster medicine (DM) education in 16 Canadian medical schools before and after September 11, 2001 (9/11). METHODS: Email invitations and reminders to complete an Internet-based survey were sent to 48 undergraduate and fellowship representatives. RESULTS: A total of 24...
Nursing homes have become complex care environments where residents have significant needs and most have age-related dementia. Building on research by Hirdes et al. (2011), we describe a resident profile in a representative sample of 30 urban nursing homes in the prairie provinces using Resident...
Researchers strive to optimize data quality in order to ensure that study findings are valid and reliable. In this paper, we describe a data quality control program designed to maximize quality of survey data collected using computer-assisted personal interviews. The quality control program...