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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Sobotka SA, Agarwal RK, Msall ME
Prolonged hospital discharge for children with technology dependency: a source of health care disparities.
As the population of children who use medical technology such as long-term ventilation increases, it is important to critically evaluate the systems for preparing families for home life. The authors discuss the complication of hospital discharge and how it contributes to health and developmental disparities. They also describe a hospital-to-home transitional care model, which presents a home-like environment to provide developmental support while focusing on parental training, home nursing, and public-funding arrangements.
Citation: Sobotka SA, Agarwal RK, Msall ME . Prolonged hospital discharge for children with technology dependency: a source of health care disparities. Pediatr Ann 2017 Oct;46(10):e365-e70. doi: 10.3928/19382359-20170919-01.
Keywords: Children/Adolescents, Disparities, Home Healthcare, Hospital Discharge, Medical Devices
Keller SC, Gurses AP, Werner N
Older adults and management of medical devices in the home: five requirements for appropriate use.
This study concerns a qualitative evaluation of barriers and facilitators of appropriate use, and outcomes of inappropriate use, among older adults at the transition from hospital to home with skilled home health care (SHHC). Five requirements for the appropriate use of home medical devices were identified. A systems approach integrating the hospital with the SHHC agency is needed to make the use of home medical devices safer.
Citation: Keller SC, Gurses AP, Werner N . Older adults and management of medical devices in the home: five requirements for appropriate use. Popul Health Manag 2017 Aug;20(4):278-86. doi: 10.1089/pop.2016.0070.
Keywords: Elderly, Caregiving, Home Healthcare, Medical Devices, Patient Safety