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Care workers' view on factors leading to unplanned hospitalizations of nursing home residents: A cross-sectional multicenter study

Giger, Max and Voneschen, Nina and Brunkert, Thekla and Zuniga, Franziska. (2019) Care workers' view on factors leading to unplanned hospitalizations of nursing home residents: A cross-sectional multicenter study. Geriatric Nursing.

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Abstract

Nursing home residents have a high risk of adverse events during hospitalizations. Since up to two-thirds of hospitalizations of nursing home residents are rated as potentially preventable, this study aimed to describe factors related to unplanned hospitalizations and to describe rates of unplanned hospitalizations, comparing differences between high- and low-hospitalization nursing homes. This cross-sectional multicenter study was conducted in 19 Swiss nursing homes and used questionnaire surveys of ward supervisors (nâEuro¯=âEuro¯33) and nursing staff (nâEuro¯=âEuro¯146) and retrospectively assessed hospitalization data. The study revealed several issues regarding unplanned hospitalizations, mostly concerning limitations regarding physicians' availability, lack of acquaintance of on-call physicians with the residents, and health professionals' lack of knowledge about the residents' wishes concerning therapeutic decisions. Our findings suggest that standardizing advance care planning processes and better physician availability might further reduce hospitalizations and improve quality of care in nursing homes.Copyright © 2019 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Public Health > Institut für Pflegewissenschaft
UniBasel Contributors:Brunkert, Thekla and Zuniga, Franziska
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0197-4572
e-ISSN:1528-3984
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
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