3311.0 End-of-Life Care Quality in Nursing Homes Symposium

Monday, November 8, 2010: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
This session will focus on the quality of care provided to nursing home decedents. National longitudinal and cross-sectional data will be used to measure end of life quality of care and to assess end of life practice patterns in NHs across the US.
Session Objectives: 1. Analyze patterns of end-of-life quality of care in nursing homes. 2. Identify organizational and facility factors associated with variations in end-of-life care quality. 3. Describe how risk-adjusted end-of-life care quality in nursing homes can be measured.

Trends and Patterns in Place of Death for Nursing Home Residents: CY2003-2007
Helena Temkin-Greener, PhD, Nan (Tracy) Zheng and Dana B. Mukamel, PhD
Developing an end-of-life quality measure (QM) for nursing homes based on place of death
Dana B. Mukamel, PhD, Thomas Caprio, MD, Richard Ahn, MA, Nan (Tracy) Zheng and Helena Temkin-Greener, PhD
Impact of Organizational Factors on Hospice Use among Nursing Home Decedents
Nan Tracy Zheng, PhD, Dana B. Mukamel, PhD, Thomas Caprio, MD and Helena Temkin-Greener, PhD

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Gerontological Health (newly approved name Aging & Public Health)
Endorsed by: American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights, Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)